Once upon a time, before the Revolution, there was a fur trapper named Skunky who wandered the frontier with his pachyderm Puddly.
"I skins 'em and trades 'em, eh, Puddly?" Skunky would say.
(elephant trumpeting noise), Puddly would reply. (trumpeting noise)
One day Skunky decided he didn't want to be a fur trapper any more.
(trumpeting noise), which meant "That's fine by me." said Puddly.
And that's how Skunky the Fur Trapper became General George Washington.