Are all monks assassins?

I’m pretty sure not, but that was the first question that jumped into my mind, lunchtime yesterday.

Remember I recently reviewed Simon Toyne’s excellent debut novel, Sanctus? I drew favourable comparisons with Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, including the use of assassin monks. I had only recently been thinking about this book, so imagine my surprise when a monk came into the canteen yesterday lunchtime, ordered pie and beans (I know, no chips!) and sat at an adjacent table.

Now monks may be commonplace where you live, but I can’t remember the last time I saw one. In fact, other than Friar Tuck on Robin Hood, I can’t remember ever seeing one. And is a Friar a monk anyway?

I casually snapped a photo on my phone (must get a better phone that takes better photos) and am posting it here for all to see. I have disguised the monk’s face. If he is an assassin I don’t want him trying to track me down for compromising his mission.

On the other hand, if he isn’t supposed to eat pie and beans on a Friday, I don’t want him to get into trouble for that, either.


About djpaterson

Reader, Writer, Arithmeticer. Not always in that order.
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6 Responses to Are all monks assassins?

  1. Meg says:

    Are you still here, DJ? Just checking that Mr. Pie and Beans didn’t take you out with a sharpened spoon.

  2. All very enjoyable…please put a Subscribe button somewhere so I can get notice of your new posts….& thx

  3. Charlie S says:

    It’s hard to tell with the blurry photo, but I’m sure he’s making ninja fist with his left hand!

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