When I was a little boy I used to make my own bow and
arrows. You had to find a nice straight piece of bendy wood and trim it up with
your penknife and put notches at either end to take the string. Then you would
put an arrow on it with the end sharpened to kill the enemy properly.
drew the bow back with all your might it usually snapped in the middle and the
arrow fell to the ground rather hopelessly. I did have a proper bow but I
didn’t like it because my brother’s was better.