Willy, as slippery as raw egg in oiled hands, misinterprets the question:
Dear Barrister Longe Kudu,
Thank you so much for your email and concern. I must apologise as I have had to be away fro a couple of days unexpectedly. One of those frightfully annoying family issues that pop up from time to time.
I see I have an email from Mrs Chile. I am sure she will be worried about me. I will read it in a minute and write to her to explain things more fully.
I must confess, Sir, that Mrs Chile's belief that I am familiar with the ways of the High Court of Lome Togo is most flattering but entirely misplaced. How she came to this belief is a bit of a mystery to me.
Really Sir, you are the lawyer on the ground as it were and I must bow to you local knowledge as to how to proceed.
Please be advising me of you decision,
Gen. Sir Wilberforce Harrington-Smythe.