Nell: Close the door. I have something important to discuss with you.
Me: What’s happened?
Nell: You are not going to believe this.
Me: I just might.
Nell: What I’m about to tell you is in the strictest confidence.
Me: That’s a bit difficult.
Nell: If you tell anyone they will have to swear to keep it to themselves.
Nell: Henry has been in touch with Horst using Louse Code.
Me: What’s Louse Code?
Nell: I think it’s done with leaves, sticks and vibrations but I am not sure. Anyway, that’s not the point. Henry is alive.
Me: What did Henry say?
Nell: It was rather shocking.
Me: Please just tell me what he said.
Nell: ‘It’s not Sally.’
Nell: That’s all, apart from ‘Min’ at the end.
Nell: Min is Henry’s nickname because he’s so small. It’s a family secret so Horst knows it’s definitely him.
Nell: The question is, what does it mean?
Me: Sally didn’t do it?
Nell: Or, Sally isn’t Sally.
Me: But if Sally isn’t Sally, then who is she? And how come she looks like Sally?
Nell: That is what we mean to find out.
Me: But how are we going to do that?
Nell: Handsome is in a meeting right now with Charlie, Horst and Knitwear Wolf.
Me: But we have to tell Dave. My Big Brave Beautiful Boy is in danger.
Nell: Harriet has been informed and is watching over David until we know more.
Me: But Dave needs to know.
Nell: There is a high probability that David will reveal the truth if he’s told. We have to consider Henry and Sally’s safety too.
Nell: Don’t worry. We will come up with a plan. We always do.
Me: You’re right. Sorry.