“Felix Natalis, Verbo Ipsum, Happy Birthday.” Nellus greeted her regular customer.
“Gratius Tibi, Thank you, Nellus.” he replied, accepting his steaming hot beaker of Caffeinus and a Baklava.
“Felix Natalis” came in a chorus from the tabula of customers already in attendance.
“Are you having a big celebration for your birthday?” asked Libertinus, hoping for an invitation.
“No, ” said Verbo. “I’m having a quiet night in. When you get to my age celebrations are a little too taxing.”
Libertinus looked downcast.
“Did you get any Birthday presents?” asked Secundus, rather foolishly.
“My friend, Incitus, gave me a scroll which gave me lots of food for thought.” replied Verbo. “I loved its depth and intelligence. The author made me think a lot.”
“What was it about?” asked Literatus the Librarian.
“It was about puns.” replied Verbo. “It was two meaningful.”