The Lord-Captain Munchausen

    

A toast! A toast to our gracious if impatient host, to whom such great sums are owed!

But I say let us put aside such paltry concerns as scints and markers, so far removed from a noble's table. With such a feast before us, let us leave such base matters for a later hour. I freely admit that our host has outdone himself, having set forth cuisine of a rarity only surpassed by that which I dined upon whilst fĂȘted by the spirit of Saint Drusus himself, returned solely to congratulate me upon my deeds in the Koronus and the fine way in which I wielded his very own blade...

...but that is not the tale I promised. Another feastday, friends, companions, and honest, daring creditors, upon my word! And a moment of quiet, if you will be so kind, whilst I savour this fine amasec, so generously provided - as we must, each and every goblet, lest the allseeing God-Emperor frown upon us.

Yes, quite long enough. Now let me recount, as best I recall, another of my famed exploits...