Doctor D's Note
Goodly Guests,My sincerest apologies for leaving things in such a state. I find myself quite unaccustomed to preparing my meals, and my presentation leaves much to be desired. I commend this good man, a butcher by trade—oh irony!—to your most courteous attentions. Neither his wife nor children should be much vexed by his departure, as it’s on their silent appeal that I’ve removed him from the public throng. I hope you will forgive me for taking the choicest cuts for myself, though I promise to share before week’s end. Bon appetit!