" My pleasure " replied Liberty copying the Little Panda's formal speech " but whats this box still doing here?"
" It looks a bit bigger?" says Liberty questioningly
" Oakey push me higher! I cannot get to the edge!"
" Thank you " sighs the little bear
" Good Afternoon Mossy, can I ask what you are doing here?"
" Well the lady wanted a little bear for a rattle and she could not decide which one to buy so she bought
" A rattle?" asked Edward mystified " and what do you mean both?"
" Well the Bamboo sandwiches are not up to much" sighs Edward
" Bamboo! I want lovely Honey in my sandwiches..you are one odd bear!"
" I am NOT a bear I am a Panda" says Edward stiffly
" Excuse me but when you have finished discussing your lunch could someone help me out?"
" I told you the lady wanted a little bear for a rattle and she could not decide which of us so she bought us both"
" What is this about a rattle? You cannot put a little bear in a rattle! it would be dangerous and not very nice!" says Libby getting angry on the little bears behalf.
Oakey chuckles " Not Rattle ! He means Raffle "
"Thats what I said " Mossy declares " a Rattle"
" What raffle are one of you going in then?" asks Libby curiously
" The sasha festival raffle " states Oakey importantly " and I'm the one going, I'm just stopping over to have my picture taken then I'll be off "
" Hoy! I may be going in the rattle erm raffle!" says Mossy indignantly
" Sorry It's me going" states Oakey " You might be a little strange with your big green eyes, I'm more traditional"
"Who you calling strange! come over here and I'll show you strange....you ..you...TEDDY"
" Libby could you go back to the box, there is a present in there just for you" says Oakey ignoring the enraged Mossy.
" Hello mum" says the little bear
"I'm Hugh" says the very tiny bear " your mum said you deserved me because you had helped Edward settle in while he waits for his little Miss"
" Well Hugh, I'm happy to meet you and to have you as my very own. Do you need bamboo sandwiches with no crusts?" she asked worriedly
" No only old Pandas demand Bamboo sandwiches"
Oakey looks longingly up at Libby " Any chance of a honey sandwich? I'm only stopping overnight before I'm off who knows where!" he gives her his soulful little bear look.
Libby giggles " Come on I'll get everyone some honey sandwiches and a few bamboo ones too"
Edward covers his eyes, it was so peaceful here....