Vampire: so if the plan is to make people gnome-sized, why did you make skunk-ape smaller than any of you?
Gnome: let’s just say my command of magic is not as great as the gnomes of old, so i don’t know how to make him bigger. but with a few more test humans, i’m sure one will come out the right size soon. now, which one of you is human? reveal yourself now or you will both remain here forever!
[both are now small and inside jars]
Howie: Thanks for not turning me in, Vampire.
Vampire: actually, i was pointing behind your back but it must have looked like flapping.