FROM THE DIARY OF HUMPHREY DOVENEST – 1

November 12, 2017

5 June – incident in village today. went to old kennedy’s shop to purchase prepared wadding. on entry noticed the widow briscoe crawling along the floor mewing. kennedy told me to pay her no heed. while paying for the wadding i espied a jar of peppermint sticks on the counter. i bought one and offered it to the widow briscoe who by this time had become wedged in the crawlspace at the back of the store. she ceased mewing long enough to thank me before driving the stick as hard as she could into my ankle. people can be strange. i rest my case.

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