Once Sir John invited Sir Henry for tea. He thought that he would take a big white horse right into his bathroom. When Sir Henry, he hoped, would go to the bathroom to wash his hands, he would certainly be very surprised, and he would probably ask: "Sir John, why on earth do you have a horse in your bathroom?” And Sir John anticipated that he would answer nonchalantly: "And why shouldn’t it be here?”
So Sir Henry eventually came and showed no desire to visit a bathroom.
"Sir Henry! Don’t you want to wash your hands" asked Sir John nervously. Sir Henry agreed reluctantly. He shot a brief glance at the horse in the bathroom, washed his hands, made a remark about the weather and the nice colour of the tiles, and left the bathroom without saying a word about the horse.
"Sir Henry! Why aren’t you asking me about the horse in my bathroom?” cried out Sir John.
"But why shouldn’t it be there?” protested Sir John.