In the first account, he was already known to the husband as they used to meet in various pubs in town. It was only when he went into a one of the pubs and the barman told him that the husband had come in carrying a hatchet in the hope of finding him there that he decided to leave town.
The second instance he related was seperate from the first. On that ocassion, he actually escaped via a drainpipe outside the woman's bedroom.
The things men will do for a bit of nooky!