Nell: Sebastian is a fishmonger?
Nell: Called Sid?
Nell: Sid the Fish?
Nell: Mutley met him at Billingsgate fish market in London?
Me: Yes. He supplies all the restaurants and pubs. Apparently he looks quite different without his apron and white hat.
Nell: Why the pretence?
Me: He needed inside information so the Beefies could blackmail Jago and get the cafe. He posed as Sebastian, managed to join the Salcombe Set and befriended you.
Nell: The bounder. I feel such a fool. You all knew he wasn’t trustworthy. Why didn’t I listen? I’m normally such a good judge of character.
Me: Well, apart from Richard Price who turned out to be a Russian spy.
Nell: Thank you for reminding me.
Me: I’m so sad that Sebastian broke your heart, Nell.
Nell: Broke my heart? Certainly not. My heart was never his to break. It belongs to someone else entirely.
Nell: I’m not likely to tell you, am I? You definitely can’t keep a secret. Now, where’s that surprise tea? I am in need of one of Poppy’s scones.
Me: Yes, sorry.