A short evening stroll, down the country lane

The Silver Phoenix By The Silver Phoenix, 11th Aug 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/17vkgpon/
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"Well, George, I'm working out, mentally, that if we left home at 5.30pm, then how long it will take us to reach the Inn where we're staying."
As George closed his eyes and started to count in his head, Edward used his fingers and counted. Within a few minutes, Edward snapped his fingers, in enlightenment.

A short evening stroll, down the country lane

Two aristocratic and refined gentlemen, and fast friends, were taking their regular short evening stroll, down the country lane.
"It's a beautiful day, George."
"Yes, but somehow, I don't like it, Edward."
"Good God, what in heaven's name do you mean, George?!"
"Look above you, Edward. Can you see those dark clouds gathering?"
Edward put on his glasses and looked again.
"By heavens! You know, you're right, old boy." He said, to George.
Just then, they heard a roar of thunder and quickened their pace.
"How long ago, since we started our stroll, George?"
"About three quarters of an hour, Edward. Why?"
"Well, George, I'm working out, mentally, that if we left home at 5.30pm, then how long it will take us to reach the Inn where we're staying."
As George closed his eyes and started to count in his head, Edward used his fingers and counted. Within a few minutes, Edward snapped his fingers, in enlightenment.
"Got it, George! We should hopefully reach the Inn in precisely fifteen minutes."
"Ooh, I say, steady on. I know you're more qualified than me, especially in Maths. Is it really true, Edward?"
"Yes, old bean. And hopefully, it won't rain until then."
"Gosh, you're so clever, Edward."
"My dear George, please don't undermine yourself. We can't all be perfect you know."
And so, it worked out that the two friends reached the Inn by precisely 6.30pm, Just as the lightening struck and rain started to pitter-patter down.

The End.

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Country Lane, Inn, Rain, Walk

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