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He separated the squabblers and, seeing the miller's calamity, in the morning, before continuing on, the knight crafted a fish from a piece of wood, summoned the miller and said to him: "Here, take this fish and tie it to the net when you go fishing.
Alas, the provocative visual updating Atom Egoyan visited upon Salome was even less convincingly applied, and minus film support, by James Robinson to Elektra, the castle of Agamemnon winding up reduced in scale to a preposterous outhouse and the scions of the house of Atreus to a clutch of petty squabblers without heroic stature.
It liked even less for such challenges to be articulated and sharpened by professional squabblers.
Barney tried to manage to get the two squabblers apart.
I hope all the assembled bigwigs, squabblers and power freaks learned a bit from O'Ryan on Monday, absorbed the lesson that there is such a thing as quiet achievement and that grace, humour and genuineness are signs of strength not weakness.
Above all, forget the collection of money-grubbers, back-stabbers, squabblers and clowns who comprise the Conservative Party.
The chastened squabblers then declared their huge respect for each other.