Epilogue from the Flying Chouffe Gnome
Firstly, I would like to thank Chris from Achouffe, Prof. Arnoldus GoodBeer and Cathy Behan the translator for the idea, literary spirit and translation of a few of my adventures during my time in America.
Jackalopes are, unfortunately, threatened with extinction. Therefore the myths and legends surrounding these sympathetic beings are receiving more and more attention. Disturbing news is reaching us that these human animals are experiencing a hormone imbalance, for instance through damage to their testicles, which causes abnormality of the antlers. Castration leads to shedding of the antlers which grow back after some time but in a hideous and loathsome form. We should leave these animals in peace.
It is even said that there are rabbits around which have been infected with the papilloma virus, a condition resulting in the development of horn-like tumours on various parts of their bodies. Drinking Chouffe beer has a miraculous healing effect on the rabbits and, as a side effect, they develop a strong growth of reddish brown fur between their ears which makes one clearly think of a gnome hat. Therefore these beings have been given the name: ChouffeHaas (JackChouffeRabbit).
And why not gradually replace the Jackalopes with ChouffeRabbits, surely that would be good for the world? The future is ours.
The Flying Brewer Gnome
[Verse 61 "Mais je te le redis Chauffe Marcel Chauffe" from the song Vesoul (Haute-Saône 1968) by Jacques Brel (1929-1978)]