A Landslide Victory for David

Me: He did it! A landslide victory for our Big Brave Beautiful Boy.

Nell: Keep your voice down, please. Some of us are still trying to sleep.

Me: It’s all over the papers this morning. David Martin is the Mayor of Kingsbridge.

Nell: Yes, I know. I was there.

Me: Tell me again what happened.

Nell: I’m afraid Lionel doesn’t come out of this very well.

Me: So, it wasn’t an accident that he took the real Barberino?

Nell: No. He says the Beefies left him no choice but that might be an excuse.

Me: You think?

Nell: That’s what I just said. Anyway, when the Beefies forced The Great Barberino on stage he launched into a Song for David.

Me: I don’t know that one.

Nell: Of course you don’t. He made it up there and then.

Me: How clever.

Nell: It was all about our David and how everyone should vote for him. So they did.

Me: What did the Beefies do?

Nell: They were about to attack The Great Barberino when his bodyguards sprang into action.

Me: What bodyguards?

Nell: Henry and Horst.

Me: How did they get there?

Nell: On his hat. Do keep up.

Me: What could they do? They’re only small.

Nell: They sounded the insect alarm.

Me: I beg your pardon?

Nell: The wasps arrived first, followed by horseflies, bluebottles and a whole army of stinging ants.

Me: They hurt.

Nell: Yes, they do. They encircled The Great Barberino until the Royal Owl Force arrived.

Me: I didn’t know Owl Pacino was involved.

Nell: He’s always involved. Even Walter Pigeon stepped in at one point which really impressed David because they don’t always see eye to eye.

Me: They do when they’re playing Cowardy Custard.

Nell: I was speaking figuratively.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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