Harriet is Worried

Me: What’s the matter with Harriet? She looks really worried.

Nell: She has every reason to be.

Me: Don’t tell me she’s lost her voice too?

Nell: Of course not. Harriet is far too sensible to eat a Spekulatius biscuit.

Me: What’s bothering her then?

Nell: It’s the Christmas Market.

Me: The one in December?

Nell: Yes. Sally says it can’t take place this year unless Harriet can stop the spread of Spekulatius.

Me: But I love the Christmas Market. It’s such fun tasting the mulled wine and the Christmas treats.

Nell: It’s too dangerous.

Me: Can’t Harriet get them to ban all biscuits?

Nell: How’s she going to do that?

Me: I don’t know but we can’t have the Beefies ruining our Christmas.

Nell: I wonder if Poppy can help.

Me: Is Poppy on the Christmas Market Committee?

Nell: No. Why are we talking about committees? Harriet needs to target the one at the top.

Me: I don’t think Santa is behind this, Nell.

Nell: Not Santa. Stephen Seagull. Do keep up.

Me: Oh, I see. Do you think Poppy could threaten to throw in the towel if the biscuits aren’t removed?

Nell: What towel?

Me: It’s a boxing reference.

Nell: I don’t think boxing is the answer.

Me: Never mind.

Nell: She needs to say she won’t dance with Stephen anymore.

Me: He might be relieved. Have you seen the state of him lately?

Nell: He does appear to have turned an unfortunate shade of grey but I think it’s just the leftover dye from Halloween.

Me: Possibly.

Nell: That seagull wants to win Strictly Come Prancing and he can’t do it without Poppy.

Me: It’s worth a try, I suppose.

Nell: The trouble is Poppy wants to win too. There must be another way.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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