I've been keeping up a correspondence with a friend, a time-travelling historian. Her latest project has been visiting Camelot to understand the dynamics of King Arthur's knights, and she's been writing to me as the project continues.
The first missive told me she was preparing to set off with one of the knights. It sounded oddly like they were going to play golf, but that's probably just me.
The second note was very abbreviated - even combined with what I knew from the first, she only just had time to tell me they were on the road.
Adding the third piece of mail made very clear that the Knight is French.
Once I'd read the fourth thing to come in the post, I understood that the two of them were setting off at dawn, the sun at their backs - more or less.
It was only with the fifth dispatch that I managed to work out what lofty goal King Arthur had sent the Knight to pursue.
Some details of the sixth epistle surprised me - I was starting to get a picture of the Knight's horseriding, which it turns out was... rather lacking.
The seventh and final piece of writing looked like it just doubled down on what I'd read in one through five, but my friend was satisfied she'd done what she'd set out to do.
That was when I wrote back to point out she'd have got to exactly the same place if she'd just asked the Knight for what she wanted.
What's the one word that sums up my response? How do the seven items of our correspondence lead you there?