Me: Why are you and Poppy looking so serious?
Nell: There was a revelation at Morning Thoughts that has left us no alternative.
Me: But I only told my friends and they all promised to keep quiet.
Nell: Good grief. It’s not about you. Why do you think Poppy has been making bacon sandwiches?
Me: Friday treats?
Nell: No. David is Learning the Truth.
Me: I’m not sure that’s a good idea, Nell, even with a plate of bacon sandwiches on the side.
Nell: We have no choice. David discovered something incriminating in Sally’s bag.
Me: I presume you mean Bad Sally.
Nell: Stop saying that. Yes.
Me: A knife?
Nell: Much worse.
Me: Not a gun?
Nell: No. A half eaten piece of Cornish Yarg.
Me: She hasn’t eaten Henry, has she?
Nell: Would you stop. Henry is somewhere else entirely. This was another piece.
Me: But how do you know?
Nell: Because Horst just heard from him.
Me: Good. So is it to do with sharing then?
Nell: What are you talking about?
Me: Was David upset because Bad Sally didn’t share?
Nell: No. David knows Cornish Yarg is Hunter’s favourite cheese.
Me: I see.
Nell: You don’t though, do you?
Me: Not really.
Nell: David thinks Hunter is trying to recruit Sally by offering her cheese. He says it explains her odd behaviour.
Me: He has a point.
Nell: But she isn’t Sally, is she?
Nell: He wants to reason with her.
Me: That could be very dangerous.
Nell: I know. Which is why David is with Charlie and Knitwear Wolf right now.
Me: My poor Big Brave Beautiful Boy. What did Henry say?
Nell: ‘There’s more than one.’
Me: Is that all?
Nell: It’s Louse Code. You have to be brief.
Me: Yes. Sorry.