Me: Everyone has their own way of dealing with this situation, don’t they?
Nell: What situation?
Me: The Mystery of the Stuffed Tiger.
Nell: You’re supposed to be resting, not worrying about all that.
Me: Poppy’s being rather impressive.
Nell: What do you mean?
Me: She sits on her bed of cushions in an aloof and haughty manner refusing to give the Stuffed Tiger the time of day.
Nell: You do realise she has her sword under those cushions.
Me: The Stuffed Tiger doesn’t know that.
Nell: I think it might.
Me: Harriet, on the other hand, has become quite fierce and provoking.
Nell: I’m not sure fierce is the right word.
Me: You should have seen her raising her hindquarters and showing her teeth.
Me: Yes, you know that thing Poppy usually does with her bottom in the air. It’s almost like they’ve swapped roles.
Nell: Moving on, Miss Maple is extremely impressed with Lionel King’s behaviour.
Nell: Yes. So much so that when she and Sally were out pursuing that lead I told you about they decided to buy him a necklace.
Me: A necklace? For Lionel King?
Nell: It’s more of a medallion, actually.
Me: Like a medal for good behaviour?
Nell: Yes. It’s going to be presented to him this afternoon.
Me: That’s absolutely outrageous.
Nell: Calm down, or you’ll get another migraine.
Me: They can’t give a medal to that lion.
Nell: Well, they are. At 3:30pm followed by afternoon tea. All are invited. Wear a hat.
Me: I’m not coming.
Nell: Your decision.
Me: Knitwear Wolf can’t be happy about this.
Nell: Rupert is going to put it around Lionel’s neck.
Nell: Try and stay a little open minded, please. Everything happens for a reason.
Me: Okay. Sorry.