Hi folks, Can anyone help! I need to know this really urgently for a job interview tomorrow. I'm teaching a poetry lesson based around the poem, 'Timothy Winters' by Charles Causley. I'm confused by the line 'At Morning Prayers the Master helves'. The only definition I can find for 'helves' is to put a handle on a tool such as an axe. Does anyone know it to mean something different or can explain what they think the poet meant here? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!