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: 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.
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.