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Maybe echoes this:

A neighbour accuses Hershel the casserole he'd given him was returned broken. They can't settle the case and so go to house of justice.

"Your honour, none of this ever happened", replies Hershel. "Please explain", says the judge.

"First, This man has never given me any casserole"

"Second, I've returned it all in good shape"

"and third, it was already broken when he handed it to me"

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