I got up in the middle of the night to get some water. That’s when I came upon the creature in my living room.
I introduced myself and asked its name.
The creature hissed and with arms aloft declared, “I am the King of the Vast Netherworlds!”
I said, “Okay, but what do your friends call you?”
The creature relaxed, cleared its throat, and in a soft voice said, “Burt.”
I asked Burt if he wanted a glass of water.
He said, “Yes, please, thanks.”