Wow! Wow! Children in France had catapults. The parents in seventeenth-century France let their children have catapults, maybe even gave them to their kids for Christmas! Wow!
And, and the kids got to use their catapults to hurl clods! At passing coaches! And it was okay! Way cool! Way cool!
Mom and Dad never gave me a catapult, not even the children’s size. Oh sure, I got a fake Civil War musket that fired a cork about ten feet. But that’s nothing compared to a catapult. Those cork balls rapidly became lost, but you can always find dirt clods.
I don’t want to grow up. I’m a catapult kid.
– Paul R. De Lancey – historian
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