After being escorted to the witness box and sworn in, the little old man was asked by the lawyer to explain what had happened.

He described the events that led up to the incident and finally got to the main issue of the case, saying, "..and that's when she hit me with a maple leaf!"

"Surely that couldn't have inflicted any serious injury on you, sir," the lawyer said.

"Are you nuts?" exclaimed the old man. "It was the leaf from our dining room table!"