Tim the goat chewed up the police sergeant's trousers and so the sergeant borrowed his constable's trousers to attend a dance. The constable had deliberately damaged his trousers so they would split. When this happened at the dance the sergeant fled from the hall leaving his girlfriend behind. Sneaking home he ran into and fought with the goat. The next day his girlfriend rebuked him severely and sent him away from her. Consequently he forgave the goat as he felt he would never have known how sharp his girlfriend could be if Tim had never chewed up his trousers.