"Cheer up," said Florence Nightingale. "The Hooded Claw is coming round for tea."
"Smashing," said Ghengis. "Can I invite Julie Andrews and the Clap-Trapp family?"
"But Ghengy," said Florence, her lower lip quivering with consternation, "their polar bear ate my Aspidistra the last time!"
"yeah, but you still got the refund off Ollie and the Wallabies."
Then, as if by magic, the shopkeeper appeared, with all the little children gathered around him.
"Now then, has anyone seen my ...................?"
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