Waiting for Moles

Nell: Has anyone arrived yet? The traitorous undercover spy should be here with a mole soon, if Sally is right.

Me: Not yet. Dave is cleverly concealed behind the gate.

Nell: He’s not supposed to be. Sally asked us to act normally.

Me: You’d better tell that to Gladys and the llamas then.

Nell: Why?

Me: They’re wearing raincoats and dark glasses.

Nell: Good grief.

Me: And I’m sure I saw Our Penguin in the bushes.

Nell: Was Princess there, too?

Me: I don’t think so.

Nell: Knitwear Wolf said he might take her down to the sea.

Me: I’d rather he stayed here.

Nell: Yes. Rupert is a great comfort.

Me: So, when the traitorous undercover spy arrives with the mole we all have to pretend to be pleased?

Nell: Yes. Otherwise they will know that someone has told us and Sally’s undercover agent will be at risk.

Me: I’m glad we aren’t calling them all moles. I was getting confused.

Nell: Nothing new there. I wonder why Sally spoke to me first?

Me: You’re the matriarch, Nell. We all look up to you.

Nell: Probably. Was that my iBone?

Me: Yes. You have a message.

Nell: Would you read it to me, please? I don’t have my glasses.

Me: It says: ‘Good news. I’ve managed to trap a mole. I’ll bring it straight over. See you soon. Terry.’

Nell: What?

Me: Shall I read it again?

Nell: Did you say Terry?

Me: Oh Nell. Does that mean what I think it means?

Nell: The mole can’t be Terry. He’s a good Beefy. He’s my friend. I trust him.

Me: We had better tell Sally.

Nell: Sally suspected Terry, didn’t she? That’s why she warned me first?

Me: Yes.

Nell: But she needed it confirmed.

Me: I’m so sorry.

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