Nell: Sally has decided to give you an important task.
Me: How exciting.
Nell: You’re going to have to remain Calm and Unflappable.
Me: I can do that.
Nell: Have you heard of Growltiger?
Nell: He’s been in the top ten of the Animal Charts for decades.
Me: I’m not sure I know the Animal Charts.
Nell: You do. David and his band Driftwood Bark managed to get into the top 40 with ‘Bacon on the Beach’. Remember?
Me: Oh yes. Is Growltiger performing at Sunday Songs?
Nell: No. Growltiger performs in stadiums, not a muddy field with the Welsh corgi choir.
Me: Glastonbury is muddy.
Nell: Growltiger is Beauregard’s brother and he has a daughter called Tigerlily.
Nell: Tigerlily recently went missing.
Me: Like Roary?
Nell: Beauregard connected the two when the parcel arrived.
Me: What was in it?
Me: Why are you speaking French?
Nell: It means fur coat.
Me: It is rather cold.
Nell: It contained clippings of tiger fur.
Me: Oh dear.
Nell: And a note.
Me: What did it say?
Nell: ‘Missing someone?’
Me: Is it Tigerlily’s fur?
Nell: Beauregard is sure of it.
Me: What a coincidence. Two cubs going missing at the same time.
Nell: It’s no coincidence.
Me: Is Lionel King is behind this?
Nell: Yes, and you’re going to prove it.
Me: I am?
Nell: A crate was taken to the hotel by sea tractor a few days ago surrounded by rooks.
Me: And you think Tigerlily was in the crate?
Nell: Yes, that’s why we’ve booked you a room. Henry and Horst are going with you, so you won’t be alone.
Me: Couldn’t I take Knitwear Wolf, or Dave?
Nell: Sally might agree to David. You can do this you know.
Me: Yes. Sorry.