"The Prince is here, Your Majesty," said Harsin's secretary with a bow.
"Very good, Winmer, give us a moment and then show him in," said Harsin. "What have you observed of Temmin so far, Teacher?" he continued, turning toward the fireplace.
Teacher considered. "'Callow' is not too strong a word, Your Majesty."
"I agree. I admit to disappointment," said Harsin, shaking his head.
"I should not be disappointed," said Teacher. "Eighteen is still quite young. Remember yourself at that age--I caned you for fourteen days straight. I am surprised you can sit down to this day."