“He what? He backed his archers away from siege range? Why did he do this?” demanded President Juárez.
“Your Excellency, we ... we are not sure why. He won’t return your parrots, as you know. But we’ve spit-balled it and we do have two theories. Our first theory, really the most likely one, is that they don’t have enough arrows.”
After a pause, President Juárez sighed. “And your other theory?” “Our other theory is that maybe they have too many arrows. And you know, they can’t, like, choose. Which one to shoot. First.”