Nell: In the end it was the perfectly ripe Brie that did it.
Me: I thought it might.
Nell: Sadie couldn’t resist any longer.
Me: So she finally spilled the beans?
Nell: Beans have no place on a cheese board. Have you ever heard anyone say it was the sight of baked beans that tipped them over the edge?
Me: No, but it’s possible. Anyway, what did she say?
Nell: Sadie is Sally’s sister.
Me: But Sally never mentioned her.
Nell: Same litter but different owners. Sally went to live in the countryside with a kind family but Sadie’s life took a different course.
Me: Poor Sadie.
Nell: Don’t feel sorry for her. She chose to be bad. She is completely devoted to Ramson Hunter and the Black Claw.
Me: So why did she pretend to be Sally?
Nell: The Black Claw have being trying to recruit Sally for a long time to no avail. They wanted her excellent contacts.
Me: She does have a busy social diary.
Nell: Not to socialise. To gain power in the animal community.
Me: I see.
Nell: Ramson and a couple of ruthless rams abducted Sally on her way to visit us and Sadie took her place.
Me: So where is Sally now?
Nell: Imprisoned at Beefy Mansion as we suspected.
Me: So what’s the plan?
Nell: Fortunately Poppy was able to borrow a chinook so we are flying up there now.
Me: Who is we? Only I’m a bit scared of heights.
Nell: Myself, Knitwear Wolf, Handsome, Gladys, Alejandro, The Cat and Sadie, of course. Harriet needs to stay here in case David gets in touch.
Me: Sadie doesn’t really deserve a flight in a helicopter if you ask me.
Nell: Sadie is our bargaining chip. Do keep up.
Me: I see. Sorry.