Once upon a time, two old retired officers from British Empire days,
were chatting in the Old Boy's Club in London, reminiscing about
their adventures in the colonies.
One said, "I wonder what ever became of old Atkins?"
"Ah, yes," replied the other, "Atkins ... I hear he's gone back to Africa."
"By Jove, back to Africa, you say? Whatever for?"
"Harumph, kaf, kaf ... well, I have it in confidence ... the family
isn't to know, of course ... that he's living in a tree with an ape."
"What? ... Living in a tree with an ape? Oh, no! Is it male or female?"
"Oh, female, of course. Nothing queer about Atkins."