Perhaps it was unkind for the lad to stick the blade into his father so quickly? Maybe not. He wanted his time with his new friend and he wasn't going to let old Slick-Zipper disrupt his holiday. Not by a long shot, which leaves dear, old dad to take a few sips and contemplate a near calamity. What would the neighbors have thought, when he introduced this girl - boy - at dinner. Oh, yes. He would have to cancel that party, as soon as they arrived at the Chateau.