O Pygmy

Despite Richard Busby's diminutive frame, an Irish baronet of enormous stature once found his way impeded in a crowded London coffeehouse by the noted headmaster.

"May I pass to my seat, O giant?" the baronet said mockingly. "Certainly, O pygmy," Busby replied, making way.

"My expression," the baronet remarked, by way of apology, "alluded to the size of your intellect." "And my expression," Busby retorted, "to the size of yours."

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