Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Meanwhile back at the well



'I want to make it quite clear that I'm only here because Norma asked me to be.' said Bertha.

'Fine,' replied Captain Bill. 'Just make sure nobody goes off with me hat.'

'I can't imagine anyone wanting it.'

'Well, you'd be surprised then,' continued Captain Bill. 'They're very sought after.'

'In that case, perhaps we could sell it?' replied Bertha. 'For sale, one hat, size 64, would suit idiot.'

'If I wasn't down here!'

'But you are,' mooed Bertha. 'At least you are until we get you out.'

'I can get myself out whenever I want to!'

'No point in us being here then,' said Bertha.

'You are quite a long way down,' trumpeted Norman.

'It's intentional,' replied Captain Bill. 'I thought, while I'm in here, I could see how safe it is.'

'And how safe is it?' asked Norman.

'.............................................................................Not very!' replied Captain Bill.

'And now you need our help?' said Bertha.

'Perhaps,' replied Captain Bill, 'it would be useful to pretend I'm stuck and then you could practice rescuing me...as a training exercise.'

'Or you could get yourself out and we could watch how you do it?' said Bertha. 'As a training exercise.'

'My idea's better,' replied Captain Bill.

'Why?' asked Bertha.

'....................................................................................I'm Captain!' said Captain Bill.

And although he couldn't see it, Captain Bill heard the distinct sound of a hat being damaged.

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