John Silver agrees with him:
Good evening to ye Barrister Eke,
I be telling you that the phone and facsimile numbers did not go with the Pissed Parrot and most assuredly they be active for ye to contact me.
I must be telling ye that I had a brief run in with a scurvy dog in a bee-em-bleedin-double-yoo who did serious damage to the family car and left Mrs Silver with a chest full of battered ribs. Consequently I be planning to have the phone turned down real low for the next couple of days to enable her to be getting a little rest. I am sure ye will be accommodating to this.
But never fear, all through me career I have been a big fan of giving it me best shot. I be seeing no reason to be stopping now.
I be most willing to be sending ye a promissory note. Would ye have in mind any particular wording or will ye let me have me artistic head?
Yours most assuredly,