Wednesday, November 11, 2015

'George & The Dragon'

The picture of this one in Suffolk not the same inn
An 18th century vagabond in England, exhausted and famished, came to a roadside Inn with a sign reading 'George and the Dragon.' He knocked. 

The Innkeeper’s wife stuck her head out of a window. “Could ye spare me something to eat?” the vagabond asked.

The woman glanced at his shabby, dirty clothes. “No!” she shouted.

“Could I have a pint of ale?”

“No!” she shouted even louder.

“Could I at least sleep in your stable?” 

“No!” she shouted again.

The vagabond said, “Might I please...?”

“What now?” the woman screeched, not allowing him to finish.

“D’ye suppose,” he asked, “that I might have a word with George?”

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