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Can You Start This Joke?

Very peculiar e-mail, from a reader in Korea. I have not made this up.

“Dear Mr. Derbyshire; This is an utterly trivial letter, about the setup

for an old joke from England. I’ve asked the English people around me, few

though they are in Korea, and Googled the punchline, but have come up empty.

The punchline is ‘…hand up her dress and she says, “Are you hunting for

rabbits again, Vicar?”.’ … I wondered if you might know about this joke.”

I don’t, but if anyone can reconstruct, or even just construct, the

beginning of this joke, I’d be much obliged. So would the people of

Korea… I guess.

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