Nell behaves Out of Character and has Big News

Me: It was lovely to see our old friends Terry and Marian yesterday, wasn’t it?

Nell: Yes, although David shouldn’t have climbed onto Marian’s lap.

Me: I’d rather discuss your behaviour.

Nell: Why?

Me: It was completely out of character.

Nell: What do you mean?

Me: Cuddling up to Terry like that.

Nell: I remember Terry from my Oxfordshire days as a puppy.

Me: You never cuddle anyone.

Nell: I do, occasionally.

Me: You were gazing lovingly into his eyes.

Nell: Nonsense.

Me: And when Harriet came over to join in you sent her away.

Nell: Did I?

Me: You said, ‘Off the cloth, moth.’

Nell: Oh yes.

Me: That was very rude.

Nell: I thought it was quite funny. Harriet didn’t mind.

Me: I hope not.

Nell: Moving on, I have some big news.

Me: Tell me.

Nell: The Beefies have reported a sighting of a bear and a seal.

Me: Really? Where?

Nell: Swimming in the sea.

Me: Are they sure it was Herr Hoffmann and Sir Roger?

Nell: The bear was wearing a hat and the seal was wearing a crown.

Me: Roger Blubbery shouldn’t be wearing a crown.

Nell: That’s not the point. And he’s a knight of the realm.

Me: Except he isn’t.

Nell: Anyway, according to the Beefies they were having a lovely time.

Me: How do they know?

Nell: The bear was singing.

Me: Really?

Nell: And throwing fish in the air.

Me: Was it mackerel?

Nell: Does it matter?

Me: I suppose not. Can we believe them?

Nell: Don’t worry. Henry and Horst are on the case.

Me: How?

Nell: They’re flying out there to see for themselves..

Me: But they’re woodlice, Nell. They don’t have wings.

Nell: They’re joining Owl Pacino and the Royal Owl Force. Do keep up.

Me: Sorry.

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