“Well, Clifford, we should celebrate at the pub before heading to Newhaven,” said Filly.

“Bish and bosh, y’know, that’s a great idea,” said Tompkins, “come along Daisy, Alex, and Ralphie let’s have a great British beer at a great British institution, the pub.”

With that Tompkins shook Dr. Black and Charlie by the hand and strode after the others, as they walked down the leafy track, past the hedges and trees buzzing with insects, under a sunny sky.