Me: Tiramisu? Tour de France brought Tiramisu? I wonder why. It’s not very French.
Nell: It’s Italian and extremely revealing.
Me: Sounds like something Gladys would wear.
Nell: Do you know how it’s made?
Me: No, but it was delicious.
Nell: It’s made with coffee, mascarpone and savoiardi biscuits.
Me: Is this a cookery lesson?
Me: You mean Sponge Finger? It’s made with sponge fingers?
Nell: Yes. The only question now is what is Tour trying to tell us? Is he Savoiardi? Or is he setting a bait and trying to find out what we know?
Me: Goodness me.
Nell: Either way Harriet is determined to go to France with Madame Odile. There is a big meeting of the international heads of NOIR in Roscoff and she wants to be there. Remember the rooks think Harriet is working for them.
Me: It’s too dangerous.
Nell: We are calling a Family meeting. Charlie and Sally feel that everyone should know what is going on.
Me: Yes. Dave is going to be so disappointed in Tour. They were going surfing later and over to AJ the gardening Afghan’s for a barbecue.
Nell: They still can. We must keep up the pretence. It’s about Harriet now. She is going to need all the support she can get.
Me: This is an awfully big adventure.
Me: The Cat never liked him. It has an eye for a spy.
Nell: No. It just doesn’t like rooks.
Me: So, the important thing is not to react to the base of the Tiramisu. If asked, remain nonchalant.
Nell: If asked what exactly?
Me: Well, if Tour says: ‘How did you like my savoiardi biscuits?’ I reply ‘Surely you mean sponge fingers? I’ve never heard of Savoiardi in my life before now.’
Nell: Unbelievable. We can’t allow you anywhere near him. I despair of you sometimes. I really do.
Me: Yes. Sorry.