Boredom or, The Yellow Trousers

The Lord Thackeray, a ladies’ man,lived for his conquests and earned his money in the oil-rich Arab states of the Persian Gulf by his lofty breeding, infectious charm, and natural cunning, working for a famous (or infamous) investigative agency that claims to know just where the real sources of power lay and where duplicity hides the truth. But growing bored, he spiked his vanity with a new pair of trousers sold him by a Palestinian refugee in Al Khobar, a torture victim of Mossad and consequently childless.