Satire – Tomcat Tompkins – 102

“It was BMT 216B,” replied Ralphie, “close to the Goldfinger and Skyfall DB5 car.”

        “False number plates I resume?” said Smithers, “but who do we know that has such a car, Tomcat?”

        Tompkins shook his head slowly and said softly, “Well the answer to this question is the same as a lot of other answers to questions, Stalky Stark. He had a DB5 in his garage – he didn’t take it out often because the insurance was astronomical, but it’s been used in this case. Everything is pointing to Stalky Stark, again, and I wonder, as we’re here whether young Daisy has been taken to Stalky’s place.”

        “But who would be there at Stalky’s. Mrs. Stark is in hospital and in custody, plus her three henchmen too, so who’s left?” asked Ralphie.

        “I think we have an answer from the police,” said Smithers, “Webster has just sent me the names of those three henchmen and they seem to be three of Mrs. Stark’s brothers. Their surnames are all Chesterton-Lee. Webster says the oldest Chesterton-Lee brother, Charles, was not amongst those held. Therefore, he would be at the top of my list of suspects and he’s taken Daisy. He has a place in Notting Hill, not so very far away from Aunt Jemima’s.”

“Well, ask Webster to go around there and see whether he can see anything. He should take Toby too, just for company, and Cuthbert. I can’t imagine this Charles Chesterton-Lee will have acted alone when kidnapping poor Daisy.”        

“Are we sure that Daisy is on our side, Clifford?” asked Filly.

        “Palpably on our side,” replied Tompkins, “I don’t doubt it for a second, old girl, Daisy is one of us. She has been taken against her will most probably by this Chesterton-Lee character. Ralphie, can you ask Webster, Toby, and Cuthbert to head around to this man’s place in Notting Hill and see whether there’s anything to see? If there isn’t anything, then we should head down to Stalky’s place, again, because there might be the answer to everything.”

Published by Julian Worker

Julian was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool. He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 when travel is easier. He writes travel books, murder / mysteries and absurd fiction. His sense of humour is distilled from The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children's slide.

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