A long time ago, so the story goes, several English nobles in all their best clothes were on a fox hunt. While following the fox, they came to a closed gate. A poor looking young man sat near the gate.
“Open the gate, Lad,” said the leader.
“No,” said the boy, “this property belongs to my father, and he told me to leave it shut and open it for no one.”
The leader testily replied, “Open the gate, Boy. Do you know who I am?”
“No, sir,” said the boy.
The leader proclaimed, “I am the Duke of Wellington.”
The boy replied, “The Duke of Wellington is a hero in this country, and he would not ask me to disobey my father.” The riding party went on its way.
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