August 4, 1245
This morning the most distressing news has come. My sweetheart, Princess Harriet, has been kidnapped by a tall, dark stranger to the woods! I have sworn to return her, and my loyal squire Mickey (Michael) F. Sniffer has agreed to come along. We now ride through the dark woods, atop my faithful steed, Grassytread. I am still much upset by the news, and Mickey seems to know this and is silent. I am thankful for this, as it looks like we have a long and wearying journey before us.
Sir Melchisedek R. Gnawington