Me: Is that Poppy playing Cheeky Animals with Dave?
Nell: Yes, and she just made a fresh batch of scones.
Me: What happened?
Nell: Sally asked Knitwear Wolf to take Poppy and Terry to see Squawk.
Me: Where is Squawk?
Nell: In a secret location. The breakthrough came when Knitwear Wolf tried to blindfold Poppy.
Me: Why did he do that? Is he the Baddie?
Nell: Don’t be silly. Sally can’t risk anyone knowing where Squawk is, so she asked Knitwear Wolf to make sure they couldn’t see where they were going.
Me: Poppy won’t have liked that.
Nell: Terry was fine about it, but Poppy shouted: ‘No!’ and went wild.
Me: Nobody likes a blindfold, Nell.
Nell: It turns out that Poppy was blindfolded and tied up for days.
Me: So she never saw her attackers?
Nell: No. They put headphones on her, too. She had to listen to the Bee Gees non stop.
Me: Oh dear. Poppy is more of a heavy metal fan.
Nell: That’s not the point.
Me: So, Poppy can’t really tell us much?
Nell: She knows there were birds around as she felt feathers and claws when she was being clipped.
Me: How dreadful. What about Terry?
Nell: He can’t remember anything. Apparently, one minute he was on his way to meet me in the field and the next thing he knew he was in a hut with Poppy and the bacon.
Me: He was probably drugged.
Me: Why didn’t they take the bacon?
Nell: I have no idea.
Me: And what happened when Poppy confronted Squawk?
Me: Aren’t you going to tell me?
Nell: I have a Zoom session with my Pilates group. Chat later.
Me: But, Nell.
Nell: You know the importance of regular exercise.
Me: Yes. Sorry.