An elf, exhausted and famished, and down on his luck came to a roadside Inn with a sign reading: "George and the Dragon."
The Innkeeper's wife stuck her head out a window.
"Could ye spare some victuals?" The elf asked.
The woman glanced at his shabby, dirty clothes. "No!" she shouted.
"Could I have a pint of ale?""No!" she shouted.
"Could I at least sleep in your stable?"
"No!" she shouted again.
The elf 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?"