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History, Schmistory: Let's Fight!

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Freddy age 6 has crossed a line with adventure stories. Knights still dominate, of course, but now they are permitted to come into contact — and, as you can see here, into conflict — with vikings, as well as pirates, the police, and an occasional astronaut. “History” is a mental space where these characters jostle with each other and with cave men, presidents, pioneers, and Roman soldiers. In that regard, Freddy age 6 is pretty similar to most people.

It’s club-mace vs. morning-star-mace in a fight to the finish. The scribble on the viking’s lower face is not an open mouth, but the curly beard of a northman.

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