It’s the Fourth of July

Nell: I’ve something extremely important to discuss with you.

Me: What have I done now?

Nell: You’re being watched.

Me: I can see that, Nell. You’re giving me one of your hard stares.

Nell: Not by me. Look at the window by your desk.

Me: What?

Nell: Do it casually. No sudden movements.

Me: Is that Walter? Is he spying on me?

Nell: I’m afraid Walter might have been turned.

Me: Turned into what? He still looks like a pigeon to me.

Nell: Turned to the dark side.

Me: Gosh. I hope not.

Nell: David has been saying this for quite some time.

Me: Dave and Walter have history with that staring at each other game.

Nell: Cowardy Custard is much more than a game.

Me: Is it though?

Nell: It’s a battle of wills and David is extremely good at it.

Me: Well, I could certainly do without Walter spying on me.

Nell: You may have to close your curtains.

Me: I’m not doing that, Nell. It’s where I write. It’s my special view.

Nell: It’s your decision but don’t say I didn’t warn you. If you’re not careful your words may no longer be your own.

Me: Walter can’t see what I’m writing.

Nell: Are you sure about that?

Me: Fairly.

Nell: Just saying.

Me: Talking of views, Babycakes Gillespie is very colourful today. Even his bagels are starry and stripy.

Nell: Of course they are. It’s 4th July.

Me: Oh yes. I wondered why the llamas were wearing top hats and twirling batons.

Nell: Any excuse to show off.

Me: Well, Happy 4th July to our American friends.

Nell: Yes. Although it can be rather a difficult day for animals.

Me: Why?

Nell: Fireworks are not an animal’s friend. Hopefully people will remember that.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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