Meanwhile back at Bogstead .. the arrival of the tanker is now delayed until Saturday morning. So we are holding on grimly. The inner chamber of the septic [or was that ‘sceptic’]tank has collapsed because it was emptied without the outer chamber having been emptied first. It’s obvious and deserves a separate module at TISEC.
In this action-packed scenario, Poppy has been attempting to bring the field mice to the edge of extinction. She was shouting in the middle of the night and was given the run of the house in the hope that she would quieten down. She then advanced on the episcopal boudoir – still shouting – with a mouse clamped between her jaws. What would St Francis have done?