A less than fine figure of a man … peutêtre un peu ancien …. stuttered into the room.

The gentleman could see that the years had diminished his youthfulness and usefulness

He appeared to have lost the will to move much further …
Nevertheless  …  rugged, and with travail etched in bold intaglio on his burnished visage
…the door creaked behind him and Burnt stood stooped before him as we can see
“I hope the weather has not been too intemperate
Please sit down whilst I prepare the evening meal I can’t seem to locate my trousers …
He brought two Koi out of his fridge and slapped them on the pan ..
Do I detect the smell of fish ?