“You shouldn’t have.”
The 1st opened the silver-papered present & found a soft gray winter boot inside.
“It smells like leaves.”
“I knew you’d like it.”
Like it, the 1st did. He wore them it the time & e’en slept with it next to his face on the pillow when the night arrived.
But 1 night as he was lying in bed, too excited to sleep, he happened to stare @ the boot & noticed a big dot on it, a glassy dot.
He suddenly sat up, chest heaving heavily.
This ‘splains all.