Honeymoon headache

By Harry Pearson
This item appears on page 49 of the November 2018 issue.

This month's winner is HARRY PEARSON of Cape Canaveral, Florida:

A driver/guide, Paul, and I were scouting in our Jeep in Morocco several decades ago when, passing through a small village, we saw a commotion in the center of town. An older man and a younger man were shouting and waving their arms at each other. We stopped and joined the group gathered around.

I asked Paul, who is French but lived in Morocco and knew Arabic well, to ask someone what it was all about. He came back smiling.

He said that two days earlier, the younger man had married the daughter of the older man. As a wedding gift, the younger man had given the older man a goat. Off the wedded couple went to the young man's home in a nearby village.

The following night, for some reason, she became unhappy and ran away, returning to her village.

"I see," I said. "He has come for his wife."

"No," Paul said. "He wants his goat."


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