Athena was practicing cracking whips in the yard. She came in shortly holding one whip to show Her Subject. The fall part of the whip dangled from her hand. The cracker was missing. Nothing said and Her Subject knew what was demanded.
Athena walked outside continued practicing with her other whip.
Is it called a cracker or popper? Her Subject doesn’t know. It’s the part of the whip that makes the loud noise, and it wears out fairly quickly. The loud pop occurs when the cracker exceeds the speed of sound producing sonic boom. Occasionally hits the lawn or ground while Athena practices, the cracker tends to break away and disappear.
It’s naturally Her Subject’s job to braid extra sparing ones. Scarlet color of course, Athena’s favorite color.