Graf Waldo, the Prussian Servo

Posted by Rich Magahiz Sat, 22 Mar 2008 13:21:00 GMT

pale tourmaline glare,
a sabre cut
frays one cheek

Only the racquet arm was allowed to move; otherwise the two participants were required to stand unmoving and show no sign of anxiety, fear, or trepidation. To do otherwise in the Mensur was looked down upon as unseemly, and a display of uncontrolled anxiety could even be deigned as sufficient cause to stop the contest.

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