Challenge 294

Gravity deserted her; she burst into laughter,... and said: "Oh, dear, did you ever set eyes on such a flat-sided screw?"

"No--or on a lady with a better seat. The combination is quite shocking! Will you let me mount you while you are in town?"

... " must know I couldn't permit you to mount me!"

"I suppose you couldn't" he admitted. "I hate to see you so unworthily mounted, though."