The Case of the Twelve Red-Bearded Dwarfs
Twelve Red-bearded Dwarfs >
|Mr Justice Cocklecarrot began the hearing
of a very curious case yesterday. A Mrs Tasker is accused of continually ringing the
doorbell of a Mrs Renton, and then, when the door is opened, pushing a dozen red-bearded
dwarfs into the hall and leaving them there.
An expert witness is called...
Mr Bastin Hermitage (for the defence): Now, Dr
Spunton, is there, to your knowledge, any disease which would account for Mrs Tasker's
The court had to be cleared owing to the roars of ribald laughter which greeted the appearance in the witness-box of the twelve red-bearded dwarfs all in a heap. Their names were read out amid growing uproar. The names appeared to be: Sophus Barkayo-Tong, Amaninter Axling, Farjole Merrybody, Guttergorm Guttergormpton, Badly Oronparser, Churm Rincewind, Cleveland Zackhouse, Molonay Tubilderborst, Edeledel Edel, Scorpion de Rooftrouser, Listenis Youghaupt, Frums Gillygottle.
Cocklecarrot: Are these genuine names?
(At this point the court had to be cleared)