Nell: Did you want something? Only Poppy and I have a few things to discuss.
Me: It’s just I’ve been waiting for ages to find out what’s going on.
Nell: Haven’t we all?
Me: Tell me about Knitwear Wolf. Why did Charlie invite him to the meeting?
Nell: Knitwear Wolf is not who he seems.
Me: Is he a jackal?
Nell: A jackal? Where on earth did that come from? No, he’s a wolf.
Me: A big bad wolf?
Nell: No, an undercover wolf.
Me: In a cardigan?
Nell: I agree that a cardigan, or any kind of knitted garment, is an odd choice for a disguise, but it works.
Me: Does it?
Nell: Yes, people don’t feel threatened by someone wearing wool. You rarely hear that police are looking for a criminal in a cardigan.
Me: Why is he undercover?
Nell: He is working for GOOD.
Me: I hope we all are, in our own way.
Nell: No. Generally Optimistic and Obedient Animals. A division of the United Animals.
Me: They wear bandanas.
Nell. Not when they are undercover. They are trying to stop the evil Black Claw organisation from infiltrating BAD.
Me: The Bad Animal Division? The one Naughty Nigel tried to infiltrate?
Nell: Yes. When Charlie realised his health was failing he knew he would need help so Sally suggested Prince.
Me: I thought he was dead.
Nell: No. Prince is Rupert’s code name. He is an international spy.
Me: Of course he is. Prince Rupert. Silly me.
Nell: Anyway, Rupert agreed and came here disguised as Knitwear Wolf.
Me: But why did he choose our family as his gang of thieves?
Nell: Every Prince needs a Princess.
Me: Wait. The flowers. It must be Harriet.
Nell: Yes. Code name Princess.
Me: It makes sense now. Sorry.