Police officers on the promotion exam. Policeman John is also on the exam… The police chief is asking him to comment on The Merchant of Venice.
The police chief is called on the phone and he puts his assistant Dicky in his place. The chief tells Dicky:
“Ask him to say about The Merchant of Venice.”
When the chief returns John was full of bruises, and the assistant Dicky reports proudly:
“Aye Sir ! He confessed ! He’s the smuggler of Venice !