The narrator drives across Sussex with his friend Penfentenyou, a colonial politician, to track down a distinguished judge. Lord Lundie, at his weekend retreat. Penfentenyou needs to consult him on an important issue of policy. They happen on the judge, with two friends, scrutinising a fine 'Monkey Puzzle' tree, and speculating on whether it would actually puzzle a monkey. First published in London in the Tribune of January 15 and 16, 1906.