Goat untwists his head, to glare at you. “Ya hard of hearing? Ya wonky, strange creature?”

You open your mouth to answer, but goat shakes his shaggy head. “Naw, naw. I don’t mean to be rude and crude to the new folk. Not my intention. I ‘pologize. Sincerely, and all that. We good?”

[“We good.”]


[“Look, Mr. Goat – can you tell me what this banquet’s supposed to be for?”] 42.