After receiving a message, Koenig Ludwig of Stagonia sent for his mistress, the Duchess of Saschen-Vindow.
"You sent for me?" purred the behatted beauty (see photo at left).
"Indeed, my dear. I have just had some bad news." replied the vile king.
"Oh? What news is that?" replied the Duchess.
"A death." sighed Ludwig,
"Well that happens. Who died."
"A young man. Noble they say. Let us have some wine to toast the fact that we still live." said the king, "And that . . ."
"And that . . . what?" coaxed the dark lady of Saschen-Vindow.
The king sighed again . . . and stretching it out finally said, while raising his glass, "And that you are now a widow."
With a gasp, the 'bereaved' beauty exclaimed, "Peter dead! Thank God."
"Are you sure that he's the one you need to thank?" smirked Ludwig the Vile.