A Friar’s Tale


A number of friars were behind on their belfry payments, so they opened up a small florist shop to raise the funds. Since everyone liked to buy flowers from the men of God, the rival florist across town thought that the competition was unfair.

He asked the good Friars to close down, but they ignored his request. He went and begged them to close. They would not.

He asked his mother to go and ask the Friars. They ignored her too.

So the rival florist hired Hugh MacTaggart, the roughest, toughest, most vicious thug in town to “persuade” them to close.

Hugh beat up the Friars and trashed their store, saying that he would be back if they didn’t close shop. Terrified, the Friars closed their operation thereby proving.....

(Are you ready for the line?)

.........that Hugh, and only Hugh, can prevent florist Friars............