Hear It As You Want To Understand It!
by Anton Wills-Eve
The mess room was crowded and everyone knew young ‘Tuppy’ Musgrove had been having a fling with Elizabeth ‘Twice’ Knightly, the 18 year-old daughter of regimental colonel Sir Garth Knightly. DSO (and always at thebar). Will Chanceit turned to Freddy Betterstill and asked, half jokingly,
“What odds the colonel has a go at Tuppy this evening?”
“No bet,” was the reply. “It’s a certainty.”
A few minutes later the colonel approached Tuppy and silence fell. “Well Sir. Well!.”
“Tolerably, thank you Sir. Tonsils been playing up a bit but . . . .”
“Don’t you play the ass with me Sir. Do you hear Sir? I have it on good authority that you have been trying to seduce my daughter! What? What? Is it true, Sir? I shall have a straight answer in plain English, please. None of your flummery bar talk.” Tuppy looked up at the ceiling, hoping for a miracle and thinking of his English lessons at school. An idea came to him.
“Well as you asked for a straight answer in grammatically correct English, Sir, I shall give it to you. I can assure you, Sir, that your daughter Elisabeth is the most chased girl across whom I have ever come!” At which the mess room collapsed and the Colonel twisted his finger in his ear to make sure he had heard the answer correctly.
This took nine minutes and forty three seconds. I felt telling a joke was the only way to complete the prompt without any typing mistakes.
Great job! Nice ending 🙂
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