A new take on one of Shakespeare's most beloved characters. Recently dismissed by the king for his dissolute ways, Falstaff arrives at the monastery where his only brother is a novice. Falstaff has been evicted by his landlady, and can't stand living with his mother. He tells his brother that their mother desperately want him to leave the monastery and father children because she's afraid that their line will die out. The brother believes Falstaff's story and escapes from the monastery.
Published in the collection, Shylock's Daughter and Other Small Chips from Great Gems of Shakespeare.