Social Math — UK

Every June, The Thane of Thoth, a tavern, helps celebrate Chichesterton’s famous Regatta-on-the-Hogg by dropping the price of its brews by 12.5% for the third of a fortnight that couches the merriment.

Question: Speculate as shrewdly as your humble station permits on the following: Will Gerry Rattigan, the proprietor of The Thane, pass the savings on to Sir Alistair Chichester, or will he keep the difference for himself by charging full whack?

Hint: Gerry knows Sir Alistair, a Peer of the Realm, doesn’t give a jenny’s whinny one way or the other. Further hint: Base instincts are inherent in the cloth of which Gerry is knit.

Express your conclusion in boolean form, followed by elucidation whose chiefest virtue shall be a commanding brevity.

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“Tagg’s Island,” Sir Alfred Munnings, 1919.

(Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.)

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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