Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Not Maudlin

'Yes, Pooh.'
'Is it Kavenarr or Kavenaww?'
'I rather think it's Shrowsbury.'
'Ah.  So not Sconn.'
'Oh no.  Though possibly Soulihull.'
'Or Lemster?'
'On high days and holidays, I should think.'
'But not Maudlin.'
'As in College? Oh, no.'
'I've always wondered what Maudlin College is.'
'A slightly more stoical Heartbreak Hotel, Owl says.'
'Oh, I see.  Piglet?'
'How exactly do you pronounce Cholmodeleybelvoirfeatherstonhaugh?'
'Gosh.  Needs an extra-long cheque book, though.'
'Oh, they never carry anything like money, Pooh.'
'Well…extra case for the syllables.'
'Or luggage.'
'So how do they manage?'
'Owl says they just call out"You there, zero-hours giggy chappie, haul these, will you?"'
'Gosh.  It's a wonderful world, Piglet.'
'Red roses too.'

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