Nell: Why are you calling me so late? I’m watching University Challenge.
Me: I wanted to run through tomorrow’s plan to save the cubs again.
Nell: Lionel King has a meeting on the mainland so he will be off the island all morning.
Me: Who with?
Nell: You mean with whom and that’s not the point.
Nell: The cubs will be in the Agatha Christie suite guarded by rooks. You and David will go there and ask to be let in.
Me: What if they refuse?
Nell: You insist. You’re a famous author. You need to see where Agatha stayed.
Me: So I am famous?
Nell: This is just the role you are playing.
Me: Oh yes.
Nell: Once inside, David will distract the rooks with his singing while you find the cubs and smuggle them out under your cloak.
Me: I don’t have a cloak.
Nell: Yes, you do. Check in the wardrobe. The Cat sent one over.
Me: I forgot. Are you sure I can fit a tiger and a lion under it?
Nell: No, but you’ll have to find a way. Once you are out you must run to the top of the hill next to the ruins and leave the cubs there.
Me: Would a brisk walk do? I’m not much good at running.
Nell: Good grief.
Me: I don’t like the thought of leaving them there alone. It’s ever so cold at the moment and they are only babies.
Nell: They won’t be alone for long. Poppy will fly in with her helicopter and rescue them.
Me: What about me and Dave?
Nell: You have to pretend to help the rooks search for them.
Me: Can’t we go in the helicopter too?
Nell: You need to give Poppy time.
Me: Of course. Sorry.