Perhaps he is standing in the stable in the knacker's House, or whatever your father's castle was called.
First of all he went to the knacker, Sanin, who lived in a village near.
When this came to the ear of the real Princess, she promised the knacker a piece of gold if he would do her a slight service.
"Well—if I must, I must," said the knacker, with affected reluctance.
Another five councils, and my beasts will only be fit for the knacker's yard—not a car will have a wheel on it.
"It is God's truth—and now that I've said it, I'll stick to it," said the knacker.
But the huntsman said, “My master, bid them bring hither into the courtyard an old mare fit for naught but the knacker.”
The bell on the neck of the knacker's old steed tolls him to the grave.
Better die now, while I am with thee, than fall into the knacker's hands.
"Now so surely as I am Kurt, the knacker, there is more in this priestling than meets the eye," he muttered.
usually in past tense, knackered, "to kill, castrate" (1855), but most often used in weakened sense of "to tire out" (1883); apparently from knacker (n.) "worn-out or useless horse," 1812, of unknown origin; possibly from a dialectal survival of a Scandinavian word represented by Old Norse hnakkur "saddle," hnakki "back of the neck," and thus possibly related to neck (n.).