Princess Pirouette and her ladies were embroidering shirts for the man she loved and was affianced to marry. There was a knock on the door and her chamberlain announced, “A messenger from the King, Your Highness.” Pirouette put down her work and bid the chamberlain to show the man in. To her surprise, it was GarGar, le comte des Deux Chats to whom she hoped to wed very soon.
“My dear!” He cried. “Put down such foolish things and walk with me in the garden. It is too fine a day to be locked up in the house!”
“As you can see, my love, I’ve already set down your shirt. Abby, bring me my cloak!”