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He’s gone

Me: Why is Harriet gazing out to sea in a desperate way?

Nell: He’s taken little Roary.

Me: Who has?

Nell: Lionel King. We all tried to stop him. Rupert was particularly reasonable and David even offered him some of Poppy’s scones.

Me: Did he take one?

Nell: Nobody refuses Poppy’s scones but he ate it in a carelessly rushed manner with no jam or cream.

Me: How rude. Poppy’s scones are meant to be savoured.

Nell: Exactly.

Me: What about Beauregard?

Nell: Lionel refused to listen to him and he finally lost his temper and snarled.

Me: Gosh. He must have been cross.

Nell: Yes, Beauregard rarely shows his teeth.

Me: Was Lionel scared?

Nell: No. He just kept roaring ‘Bring me my boy!’

Me: Where was Roary?

Nell: Hiding with Oliver in the treehouse.

Me: So, how did Lionel find him?

Nell: The Beefies gave them away. The horrible hooligans started shouting ‘He’s up here! He’s up here!’

Me: The villains.

Nell: Yes. Lionel was up the tree before anyone could stop him and grabbed Roary in his mouth.

Me: How frightening. Oliver must have been startled.

Nell: He played dead which was the wisest move in this sort of situation.

Me: Yes. An opossum has no chance against a lion.

Nell: We chased Lionel down to the beach but he had a boat waiting and we could only watch them sailing away.

Me: Did you see where they went?

Nell: They were heading towards Burgh Island.

Me: So, they’re probably staying at the hotel.

Nell: Yes.

Me: Can’t we rescue Roary from there?

Nell: Lionel is Roary’s father. I’m not sure there’s anything we can do.

Me: What about Roary’s mother?

Nell: We don’t even know who she is, let alone where she is.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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