Me: What’s the matter with Poppy? She looks so sad. Has something happened?
Nell: There has been a most unfortunate incident at the hotel.
Me: Oh no. Is Poppy hurt?
Nell: No, but somebody will be when she finds out who did this.
Me: Did what?
Nell: Some scallywag has stolen Poppy’s sword.
Me: Her sword? How did they do that?
Nell: Well, as you know, she always sleeps with it under her pillow.
Me: I wish she wouldn’t do that.
Nell: It’s only when she is away from home and that’s not the point.
Nell: Anyway, when she woke this morning it was gone.
Me: Do you think someone was in her room?
Nell: Yes, of course they were.
Me: That’s dreadful.
Nell: It is a little disconcerting I must say. We think it definitely has something to do with the roaring we heard last night.
Me: So, there was roaring?
Nell: Yes. It kept me awake.
Me: I think you should all come home.
Nell: Don’t be silly. Are those my grand nephews and nieces, by the way? I know David and Harriet’s sister had puppies.
Me: Yes and I have some big news.
Nell: Go on.
Me: You know Tony and Sue have been grieving over the loss of Ollie?
Me: Well, I told them about the puppies and yesterday they drove up to see them and they are going to have one of the little boys.
Nell: That’s wonderful.
Me: Yes, another member of the family to welcome.
Nell: I am very happy for Tony and Sue. They were meant to have dogs in their lives.
Me: I think Dave might be a little jealous at first.
Nell: David is an uncle now. He will need to show restraint.
Me: Yes. Sorry.