Nell: David has resumed guard duties and is watching over Poppy.
Me: If that’s what you want to call it.
Nell: He is allowed to lie on the lounger if he remains alert. We need extra security. A long haired Beefy threw a baguette at Mutley early this morning when he was doing his Tai Chi exercises in the garden.
Me: How rude? Long haired?
Nell: Yes. It was wearing a wig. Sally has asked David not to eat the evidence next time but praised his quick reaction in catching it. David said it was a bit hard so we are guessing it wasn’t fresh.
Me: Is that important?
Nell: It could be.
Me: Was Saturday’s meeting with Madame Odile a success?
Nell: Yes. They think Sally is charmed by their delicious French delicacies. She has agreed to talk to Poppy about the French bakery supplying her cafe with baguettes.
Me: That’s never going to happen.
Nell: It might have to if we are to find out the truth. We need to know what’s in the baguettes.
Me: You can have all kinds of fillings. Ham, cheese, fish. They are very versatile.
Nell: We are talking smuggling here.
Me: French Brie, or Camembert?
Nell: Why is David jumping around?
Me: I don’t know.
Nell: Go and get the pooper scooper.
Me: I’d rather not.
Nell: I can see it glinting from here.
Me: What is it?
Nell: If I’m not mistaken that is a diamond. Well done, David.
Me: How did he do that?
Nell: It was in the baguette, of course. Clever.
Me: Health and Safety are going to have something to say about this.
Nell: Stop waving the pooper scooper around and go and get Sally.
Me: Yes. Sorry.