Me: Well, this all looks lovely and peaceful.
Nell: Yes. The crisis is over. All swords have been put aside.
Me: Tell me again what happened.
Nell: As you know I had reached the limit of my patience with Poppy as had John the Doberman it seems.
Nell: I went into the living room and was about to give Poppy a piece of my mind when John marched in.
Nell: He picked Poppy up and took her outside.
Me: Didn’t she struggle?
Nell: Of course.
Me: Thank goodness she didn’t have her sword.
Nell: Yes. David made himself extra heavy so there was no chance of her getting it.
Me: Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy. What happened outside?
Nell: We don’t know but words were spoken and truths were told.
Me: Were kisses exchanged?
Nell: Possibly, anyway the next thing we know is Poppy has apologised to Miss Maple and she and John are engaged again.
Me: Wonderful news.
Nell: Yes, and just in time to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Me: We aren’t from the United States, Nell.
Nell: I know but we have plenty to be thankful for and any excuse for roast turkey has to be embraced.
Me: What about Timothy?
Nell: He’s gone on retreat. It’s far too dangerous for him here.
Me: I’m so glad Poppy is back to her usual self.
Nell: Yes, especially as Miss Maple will be leaving soon.
Nell: You’re not going to believe this.
Me: I just might.
Nell: Miss Maple is a famous detective.
Me: I knew her name rang a bell.
Nell: Apparently a friend of hers has called on her to help with a mysterious case.
Me: How intriguing.
Nell: That’s what I said.
Me: No, you said ‘mysterious’.
Me: Yes. Sorry.