Back on the beach again

Nell: Well, it wasn’t exactly August weather but it was still wonderful to be back on the beach again.

Me: Yes. Harriet was in the water before I even got down the steps.

Nell: She loves swimming.

Me: Poppy jumped in and so did Dave. Why didn’t you?

Nell: It was a little too cold and busy for me.

Me: You could certainly tell the locals from the tourists. We were in our rain jackets and they were in t-shirts and shorts.

Nell: Holidaymakers are naturally optimistic.

Me: They are.

Nell: Is that Terry waiting at the gate?

Me: I think so. It’s definitely a seagull in a cap.

Nell: Did you Book a Beefy?

Me: No. Shall I go and ask him why he is here?

Nell: Yes, please. Somebody must have sent him.

Me: He was delivering a parcel for you, Nell.

Nell: Let me see. It’s addressed to Mistress Nelly.

Me: Is it indeed? I wonder who calls you that?

Nell: Stop smiling and help me open it.

Me: It’s a jewellery case with your pearls, Nell.

Nell: How wonderful.

Me: Is there a note?

Nell: There is. How very kind.

Me: Please read it to me.

Nell: ‘I had to get them back for you, Nelly. I know how much they mean to you. ‘

Me: Is it signed?

Nell: No, but I know who it’s from.

Me: We are talking about Knitwear Wolf, aren’t we? Only I don’t want to get it wrong.

Nell: Of course we are. Rupert is always looking out for me. He is a dear friend.

Me: If you say so.

Nell: What do you mean?

Me: I just wondered if he might be more than that one day.

Nell: Stop wondering and help me put my pearls on.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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