I offered to 'beat him if he sneezes' he did not know the reference so I had to quote the whole thing. How did he miss it? I remember reading Alice to him?
He left the house with a bunch of pepper in a twist of aluminum foil.
"I would give you a snuffbox if I had one--" I said.
He looked at me in surprise. "I assumed you had a snuffbox," he said. "Seems the kind of thing you would have."