I once met Abanica!

It means nothing to you now, I know; but at one time, in the dying days of music hall and variety, you might have been impressed. For she had been a famous - no, notorious - exotic dancer who delighted, and delighted in shocking, audiences throughout Britain and Europe.

Perhaps I should say, 'I think I met Abanica.' I do still have the receipt for thirteen shillings and sixpence as evidence, but can a phantom write?