"Well Mr. Ben, why are you here with no visible face from the town's artist and trying to participate in challenges you apparently are not skilled in? Usually, we have advisors or aides to give us tips, have you one?"
After the wench's invite Garreth says cheerfully, "You are in luck because I do not know any good jokes and therefore cannot insult you or embarrass myself but I hope you get someone." He laughs and then takes a seat for a meal and drink.
Having grown up in relative isolation in a forest, Beanillus occasionally couldn't grasp certain social norms that many others took for granted. The enthusiasm for portraits was one of them. Glancing the wall above them he acknowledged to himself that the rows of portraits did create an ambiance of history, and continuity. Some walls further back displayed folks no longer living. Beanillus had noticed most of The Town folk took pride in their portait being hung, and felt an annoyed embarrassment. "I haven't been in town long, and didn't know if I was staying" he replies to Merlin. "I suppose I should 'join the club', and have a portait done". Hearing the crowd call "Beanillus" once again he reasons, "As for responding, besides the amiable sport of it, I had hoped if I answered the challenge then the next round might be something I was better at". Beanillus wonders if the older man is still listening, but adds "I have an Advisor, but I don't always understand his meaning, and he seems a bit hurried".
We interrupt The Town Tavern Chat to share correct from the good old days:
Today is: 24th April (GMT), in history on the 24th of April, 1936 AD the following birth happened:
Jill Ireland: London, England -- Actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)