Dave makes a mistake

Nell: You’re not going to believe this.

Me: Does it have something to do with Dave?

Nell: If the Royal Owl Force were going to lower someone down from a helicopter why on earth did they choose David?

Me: He volunteered, Nell. Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy. He thought Lionel might succumb to his winning ways.

Nell: Well, he didn’t.

Me: He seems awfully tired, Nell. Maybe it’s the excitement of being on an enemy boat on the high seas.

Nell: It’s a fishing boat off the Devon coast and he’s asleep because he’s drugged.

Me: Drugged? That horrible lion.

Nell: It wasn’t Lionel King. It was Poppy.

Me: Poppy? Why would she do such a thing?

Nell: Strictly speaking she didn’t.

Me: What happened?

Nell: To cut a long story short. Henry found some sleeping pills in my hat.

Me: Your hat?

Nell: Yes. Sally had hidden them there just in case. As soon as Poppy saw them she knew what to do.

Me: Drug Dave?

Nell: Don’t be ridiculous. David wasn’t even there at that time. May I continue?

Me: Please do.

Nell: Poppy told Lionel that she was prepared to make him some scones so he took her down to the kitchen.

Me: I see where this is going.

Nell: She ground down the pills and added them to the scone mixture.

Me: Clever.

Nell: Fortunately Lionel was distracted by the arrival of David.

Me: It’s not every day a giant Labrador is lowered from the sky.

Nell: Anyway, once the scones were ready Poppy brought them up on a plate.

Me: Good for her.

Nell: You can guess what happened next.

Me: Oh no.

Nell: Yes. Another meal David ate by mistake.

Me: Do you think Lionel suspects anything?

Nell: Of course he does.

Me: Sorry.

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