Me: Why are you and Poppy hiding?
Nell: We are demonstrating Going Under Cover. I am a tablecloth and Poppy is a cushion.
Me: I don’t think it means hiding under something, Nell.
Nell: That’s where you’re wrong. Sometimes it does. Insects are masters of this.
Me: A bit too often for my liking.
Nell: Anyway, Our Penguin has bravely agreed to go undercover to Drake’s Island so he can do some secret filming.
Me: How is he going to do that?
Nell: Disguised as a puffin.
Me: A puffin?
Nell: Yes. The Cat has made him a wonderful false beak. Princess and Knitwear Wolf are taking him to the island now.
Me: Is there any point? Couldn’t he just stay a penguin?
Nell: There are no penguins on Drake’s Island. Do keep up.
Me: There aren’t any puffins either.
Nell: Wrong again. There are plenty of puffins on Lundy Island.
Me: But that’s in North Devon and Drake’s Island is in the South.
Nell: Have you never taken a wrong turning? He’s a lost puffin.
Me: I see.
Nell: Now, according to Henry, the Beefies are having a picnic this afternoon on the island so Benjamin is going to use the opportunity to provoke Stephen Seagull.
Me: Is that really a good idea? He could get nasty.
Nell: That’s what we want. If Our Penguin can film it then we can prove what a nasty piece of work Stephen really is.
Me: But how will they all escape?
Nell: When Benjamin gives the sign the Albatross will cause a diversion and everyone will swoop in.
Me: Hang on. Didn’t I see the Albatross in the kitchen?
Nell: The Air Rescue team aren’t flying in until later. Sea Rescue will circle the island nonchalantly until they arrive.
Me: Oh. Sorry.