“Test yourself; test your friends; test your enemies,” Robert said as he hunched over his campfire and honed the edge of his wolf-spear.
“Why, da?” Uther asked as he copied his father’s movements with his own spear.
“Because a coward will run. A coward will not defend. A coward is to be despised.”
“Am I a coward?” Uther quietly asked.
“You will only know if you test yourself,” Robert replied. “Start small, then make them more difficult and dangerous. You will learn your limits.”
Robert stretched and added, “Remember, if there is no true danger, there is no true test.”