Me: What’s the matter?

Nell: Poppy is trapped. Knitwear Wolf and David have gone to rescue her. Squawk is involved.

Me: What do you mean trapped? What is Squawk doing there?

Nell: I hope they can get her out.

Me: What happened?

Nell: We were out walking in the fields when we heard a strange noise.

Me: What kind of noise?

Nell: Wounded animal.

Me: Why were you out walking alone?

Nell: I had arranged to meet Terry, and Poppy insisted on coming with me.

Me: Why didn’t Terry come to the house like he usually does?

Nell: It was a special delivery.

Me: To a field? What on earth was Terry delivering? A picnic?

Nell: No. Bacon.

Me: Bacon?

Nell: Yes.

Me: You know bacon is off the menu at the moment, Nell.

Nell: Yes. I know. Poppy was furious when I told her. She said I was ruining her carefully planned healthy eating regime.

Me: Were those really her words?

Nell: She called me a dastardly Diet Breaker.

Me: That sounds more like Poppy.

Nell: She said Terry could keep his wretched bacon and that’s when we heard the noise.

Me: The wounded animal?

Nell: Yes. Poppy didn’t have her sword with her, so she grabbed a sharp stick and went to investigate.

Me: Typical.

Nell: I told her not to go alone, but she insisted.

Me: She’s such a fearless little thing.

Nell: The next thing we knew, the gate slammed shut with Poppy trapped behind it.

Me: Oh no.

Nell: I tried to open it but I couldn’t. I shouted for help and that’s when I saw Squawk.

Me: With the bacon?

Nell: That’s not the point. He was hiding in the bushes. Poppy is trapped, Squawk is involved and where is Terry?

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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