Me: We have to start with an apology.
Nell: We do.
Me; I’m afraid Kev was feeling unwell again and so The Growl on Sunday couldn’t go out today.
Nell: I’m sure everyone understands.
Me: We’re hoping to get it out to you next Sunday.
Nell: On another note, we had a surprise visit.
Me: Yes. Naughty Nigel and Boo arrived at the house in the back of an open top sports car. They were like a couple of celebrities. It was very exciting.
Nell: There was no need for the llamas to come over all unnecessary.
Me: Everyone wanted to sit in the car.
Nell: Until that tiger got in.
Me: Beauregard looked quite at home. Imagine driving around Devon with a tiger in the back of your car?
Nell: No, thank you. It’s enough trouble having one in our tree house.
Me: Well, I thought it was kind of Nigel and Boo to visit. They knew Kev wasn’t well and they had heard about the roaring on Burgh Island.
Nell: You are wrong.
Me: Am I?
Nell: They actually heard the roaring on Burgh Island.
Nell: Yes, they were having dinner at the hotel.
Me: How on earth could they afford that? Maybe they are celebrities.
Nell: That’s not the point. During dinner there was a distinct sound of roaring.
Me: How disconcerting.
Nell: Boo thought it was Nigel’s tummy rumbling at first but then they realised it was coming from outside.
Me: Very strange. Maybe they should tell Detective Inspector King?
Nell: No need. Lionel knows all about it. They saw him on the sea tractor the same evening. So he must have heard it too.
Me: Sea tractor?
Nell: Yes. The one that takes people to and from the island.
Me: Oh yes. Sorry.