"'Well,' said the young man in a burst of confidence, 'the fact is that my wife insists on going to bed in her gloves.'
"Mr Bayford said that no doubt it was very annoying, but the law stopped short at habit as grounds for divorce.
"Years later, they met again and Mr Bayford learned that all was now well with the marriage. 'Do you mind telling me how you arranged it?' Mr Bayford asked. 'Not at all. I found out the answer after seeing you. That night, I went to bed in my boots."