Tuesday, January 15, 2008
“I bought this coat in the sales,” said Harold on one of his rare morning walks with Jasfoup and Felicia. “It’s a bit odd, though, there’s an extra pocket on the inside.”
“It’s a poacher’s pocket,” said Jasfoup, opening his coat to display the one sewn inside the lining. “Poachers would drop their game into them so that if they were caught, the gamekeeper wouldn’t catch them with the goods.”
“Because it would never occur to a gamekeeper to check anywhere other than the two outside pockets?” Harold sounded skeptical.
“That’s right.” Jasfoup pulled out a torch. “I’m not a poacher so I keep my torch in there. It’s the only pocket long enough. What did you think that pocket was for?”
Harold coughed. “Let’s just say that I thought it made exclusively for well-endowed men,” he said.
“Ah!” Jasfoup smiled. “You bought it as a gift for me?”