Ah, the marvelous stick! One moment, it is a rapier with which you will defeat your foe - the next, you gouge the earth in search of treasure. Will you cast a magical spell? Or toss it over a bridge rail in a rousing game of Poohsticks? Only time will tell.
- Good: The prunings from your neighbor's forsythia
- Better: A stout cudgel from a hardwood forest
- Best: A polished branch from a hornbeam tree