Claudia and Mitzi are out in the garden enjoying the dry weather.
" I wish I could go to the festival" says Claudia " I think there will be lots of nice things there"
"Yes " agrees Mitzi " But there will also be lots of people and other Sasha's and you do not like crowds"
"Oh No! I do not want to go if there will be lots of people" exclaims Claudia " I am so glad Mum did not pick me"
They carry on walking through the garden.
" Mum" said there will be lots of things to buy " Mitzi continues " Even other Sasha's "
" Do you think mum will bring back a new brother or sister?" Claudia asks
" Well mum says no but! You can never tell" answers Mitzi " But there will be lots of shopping for clothes and things and lots of ladies and a few gents chatting all about us"
"Who you and me !" asks Claudia worriedly
" No not US but Sasha's and Gregors, silly"
" Thank goodness" sighs Claudia " I don't want anyone talking about me"
Look who is eavesdropping on the girl's ,Toby ! He is looking very unhappy...
The girl's carry on with their walk and Toby turns back to Dominic
" Did you hear that ! " demands Toby
" Yes" Dominic replies " They were talking about the festival"
" Yes and?"
" And it's all going to be about shopping for clothes ! and Talking!!"
" Oh " says Dominic then he drops his bomb shell" Ah I came to find you to tell you Mum says you can go to the festival"
He turns to hurry away
" I'm not going to no festival full of shopping for clothes and old biddies patting me on the head and saying what a lovely looking boy or he is so sweet!!"
" So where are you going?"
" I'm going to find mum and tell her..I cannot go"
"What after all the fuss you have been making! Why will you say you cannot go?"
Toby pauses for a moment " I know , I cannot go because I'm getting a cold" he starts coughing and sniffing
and he hurries back to the house.
Dominic follows on behind, satisfied with a job well done, wait until he tell's Hattie how her plan worked like a dream....