Wednesday, 5 January 2011
A conversation...and nothing more.
'Well again, thank you,' said Norma.
'For walking you about for a bit?' asked Horace.
'No,' replied Norma, 'although it's kind of you to do so and it's more than Captain Bill was prepared for. I meant about finding this.'
'It wasn't a problem,' replied Horace.
'I would have been so upset if I'd lost it,' continued Norma, 'it's such a nice hat.'
'I just found it when I was out walking,' replied Horace.
'I think it must have fallen off when I was dancing,' said Norma, 'I think I did quite a bit of dancing.'
'You did,' replied Horace.
'I just wish I hadn't had so much wine!'
'Mmm,' said Horace.
'Sometimes I think I should have someone to look after me,' said Norma.
But Horace said nothing and so for a while they walked on in silence...until they met a penguin.
'Oh!' said Norma. 'Geraldine seems to have made something?'
'It's for you,' replied Horace, '..I...I asked her to....it's a bit of a 'pick me up'.'
'What's in it?' asked Norma.
'I'm not sure?' replied Horace. 'But I think there's bit of seaweed in the bottom.'
'Urgh!' said Norma.
But Horace made her drink it anyway.