Thursday, November 14, 2013

Lord Bonkers' Diary: The yeti of northern Rutland

The yeti of northern Rutland

This one comes from the Zoological Society of London, thanking me for my observations on the possible discovery of yeti in the Himalayas. I shall not be at all surprised if they turn out to have the beasts in Nepal and Tibet, because we have them here in Rutland. They favour the frozen north of the county and can be a considerable help in delivering Focus leaflets to the more isolated lamaseries.

Yeti are gentle creatures and quite harmless to us humans (assuming you are human – one has to be so careful nowadays). However, they have an inordinately sweet tooth and have been known to follow mountaineers for days in the hope of being given a piece of Kendal Mint Cake. As this behaviour can easily be misinterpreted, I felt it necessary to place the facts before the proper authorities. Meanwhile I shall have a word with Farron and see if he can pull a few local strings and secure a supply of their favourite sweetmeat to send to the far Himalayan peaks.

Lord Bonkers was Liberal MP for Rutland South-West 1906-10

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