Nell: Are you listening to me?
Nell: You appear to be writing.
Me: I can write and listen.
Nell: I need your undivided attention so stop writing now.
Me: Gosh, you’re bossy.
Nell: Benjamin is armed and ready.
Me: Armed? I don’t think guns are the answer, Nell.
Nell: Good grief.
Me: You said Benjamin was armed.
Nell: Yes, with rock cakes and a stale baguette. Do keep up.
Me: Oh, I see. I hope it isn’t too heavy for him.
Nell: He’s used to carrying Gull No. 5 around in his rucksack so it shouldn’t be a problem.
Me: Is Henry wearing his armour?
Nell: Of course. He’s travelling in Benjamin’s hat and will provide Motivational Support.
Me: Will Benjamin hear him? Henry has a very small voice.
Nell: David can hear him perfectly.
Me: True. Is Benjamin wearing a tank top?
Nell: Yes. Knitwear Wolf had one made in Brave Colours.
Me: What are Brave Colours?
Nell: Whatever you want them to be.
Me: Mine was pink yesterday to go to the dentist.
Nell: I know and it worked.
Me: Yes. The dentist was pleased with me. What are Benjamin’s Brave Colours?
Nell: Sea blue and Devon green.
Me: I hope he isn’t too warm.
Nell: It’s cooler in the sky.
Me: But Beefy HQ isn’t in the sky.
Nell: No. It’s on Drake’s Island in Plymouth Sound.
Me: I hope there isn’t too much sound or we won’t hear Stephen Seagull’s confession through the wire.
Nell: Fortunately Our Penguin will be filming it all as a back up.
Me: He’s not travelling in Benjamin’s hat too, is he?
Nell: Don’t be ridiculous. Princess is going to swim down there with Our Penguin on her back. Do try and be a little realistic.
Me: Yes. Sorry.