Oh no, Mr Fox, don’t go! Here he is, sitting very unbearably patiently… and still alone! He has assumed this spot on the dusty piano for some weeks now, reminding me daily of my promise to him. Only some sailors from Pugwash’s crew mucking around on the Black Pig behind him for company. Is he longing to join them?
BTW – The boat is just wonderful! My father in law, David, made a few of them some years ago. All the grandchildren loved all of the Captain Pugwash books – and loved even more these Black Pigs! Ice cream containers for sails, clothes pegs for crew – so imaginative and fabulous!