The Newfoundland painter, Garge, while not a brilliant scholar, was a gifted portrait artist. His fame grew and soon people from all over the country were coming to him in Gander for paintings. One day, a beautiful young woman pulled up to his house in a stretch limo. She asked Garge if he would paint her in the nude. This was the first time anyone had made this request. The beautiful lady said money was no object; she was willing to pay $50,000. Not wanting to get into trouble with his wife, Garge asked the lady to wait while he went in the house and conferred with Lena, his missus. In a few minutes he returned and said to the lady, ' Would be me pleasure ma'am. Missus says it's okay. . I'll paint ya in da nude, but I has ta leave me socks on so I has a place to wipe me brushes . . .
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