Nell: I told you he wasn’t all bad.
Me: Just because Lionel King decided to bring The Great Barberino back instead of leaving him on Drake’s Island with the Beefies does not make him a good lion.
Nell: No, but it makes him a lion who has seen the error of his ways.
Me: Sally and her team were so close to getting the evidence they needed.
Nell: Maybe Lionel will help them do that. He’s been in talks with Sally since he got back.
Me: I’m not holding my breath.
Nell: Have you got the hiccups?
Me: Why? Is someone talking about me?
Nell: How should I know?
Me: All I’m going to say is a leopard can’t change its spots.
Nell: And neither can a Dalmatian but what’s that got to do with anything?
Me: I must say The Fake Barberino looked awfully like the real one.
Nell: Yes, but he couldn’t sing.
Me: I quite enjoyed the Barberinos spontaneous duet.
Nell: Not as much as the llamas. How anyone can cartwheel after a huge Sunday roast is quite beyond me.
Me: I couldn’t cartwheel after a salad.
Nell: You couldn’t cartwheel at all.
Me: True. It’s good to have Henry and Horst home.
Nell: Yes, they are a credit to crustaceans.
Me: I thought they were insects.
Nell: Woodlice are crustaceans. They are known as pillbugs or roly-polys in North America.
Me: How do you know that?
Nell: Rupert told me.
Me: Of course. I keep forgetting Knitwear Wolf is Canadian. What does he think of Lionel’s sudden change of heart?
Nell: I have no idea but I know Rupert will do everything he can to support David and defeat the Beefies.
Me: Even work with his rival?
Nell: Rival? Nonsense.
Me: I wish it was. Sorry.