"I will thank you not to speak to me," said the garter. "I think I have not given the least occasion for it."
"Don't come so near me, I beg of you!" said the garter. "You look so much like those men-folks."
"Don't come so near me," said the garter: "I am not accustomed to it."
To this Sancho made answer, "The three kerchiefs I have; but the garters, as much as 'over the hills of Ubeda.'"
The duke had a mind to keep up the sport, so he said, "It does not seem to me well done in you, sir knight, that after having received the hospitality that has been offered you in this very castle, you should have ventured to carry off even three kerchiefs, not to say my handmaid's garters. It shows a bad heart and does not tally with your reputation.
The kerchiefs I will restore, as Sancho says he has them; as to the garters that is impossible, for I have not got them, neither has he; and if your handmaiden here will look in her hiding-places, depend upon it she will find them.
The Star & Garter
, pictured here in 1935, was Wolverhampton's main coaching inn.
She was in the UK to see her husband King Willem-Alexander, of the Netherlands, be invested into the order of the Knights of the Garter
on Monday and the pair hung around for the opening day of the famous racing festival.
Kate Middleton was kept in check by Camilla at the Order of the Garter
ceremony earlier this week.
THE Duchesses of Cornwall and Cambridge and the Countess of Wessex keep two foreign queens amused on Garter
The Western Terrestrial Garter
Snake (Thamnophis elegans) is a versatile predator on a diverse spectrum of animal species, including aquatic and terrestrial mollusks (snails, slugs) and annelids (polychaete worms, leeches, earthworms), intertidal marine crustaceans (small crabs), terrestrial arthropods (insects, spiders), and members of every vertebrate class, especially amphibians and fish, less often reptiles, small mammals, and birds (Cunningham 1955; Campbell 1969; White and Kolb 1974; Anderson 1977; Gregory 1978; Kephart and Arnold 1982).
The Star and Garter
in West Bromwich town centre became a 'no-go zone' before being shut down in 2016 after action by West Midlands Police.