Call for witnesses
At a specially convened session of the burrow court, His Honour Judge Anticant presiding, the Burrow Beadle laid information concerning the shocking event which had occurred in the small hours, when a flamboyant pair of knickers bearing the monogram"Z" had been hoisted aloft the burrow flagstaff. The said offending garment was impounded by the court as evidence.
Judge Anticant instructed the Beadle to pursue inquiries towards identifying the miscreants through all possible channels, and appealed to any witnesses of the prank to come forward. The footprints of several different persons had been left around the flagpole, indicating that there was more than one individual involved. Anyone having second thoughts about the propriety of their [possibly inebriated] behaviour, and wishing to restore their good standing and eligibility for free rounds in the Snug, should submit a suitably contrite statement to the court without delay. In particular, Zola is subpoena'd to testify as to his ownership of the exotic underwear and, if he acknowledges it to be his, to explain how it came to leave his possession and, indeed, his person.
The court is prepared to offer a small liquid reward for the most convincingly imaginative account of these events.