it's like this," he goes on. "A small girl told
a policeman that please Mr. Policeman she sees lots and lots
of funny sojers falling out of a aryplane on to the arydrome.
This information has been very carefully checked up and the
conclusion now arrived at is that said small girl has pulled
a fast one on us and the truth is not in her. So will you
please recall your party."
At my request, he promises to let me know where the girl
is buried in case I wish to send flowers.
Now this is a very awkward situation indeed, because I
can't quite see how I'm going to get in touch with the party.
I am thinking this one out the telephone puts on another record.
It is a police officer from (you know, the place where I got
the guide). He says:
"Oi've got a message for you zur. Your party
be returned from the aerodrome and, from hinformation
received, it seems that the whole show, as you moight call
it, is in the nature of a 'oax as you moight say. Your party
is now over at the "Swan" a-takin' of refreshment,
in a manner o' speakin'. They wishes me to hinform you that
they are enjoyin' their outin' very much indeed and that you
need not sit up for 'em. And will you please to put the cat
out and the key under the mat."