Ere the morning light, the war-arrow was split into four splinters, and carried out to the four airts, through all kesteven.
A younger brother's portion; a dirty ox-gang of land in kesteven.
All through kesteven went that night the arrow-splinters, and with them the whisper, "Hereward is come again!"
The boundaries between kesteven and Holland were a matter of dispute as early as 1389 and were not finally settled until 1816.
Her southern blood was chilling more and more beneath the bitter sky of kesteven.