The difference between a “gift” and a “present” is that a gift is selflessly given, but a present is something the giver wants you to have. There’s a lot of overlap, but the present-giver may have selfish motives.

Flo got a lot of mileage out of Harky’s sexual embarrassment in a couple of Ask an Adventurer features. Maybe John picked up that ball and ran with it, or maybe Flo put a bug in John’s ear on this one. At any rate, Gondolessa’s little smile is just perfect: he nurses that cup and waits for understanding to dawn over Harky. Love it.

Those furnishings have a sort of humble-yet-expensive look, though Harky himself may have killed the beasts whose tusks now serve as table and chair legs.