– Can you all just go away, please? I need to look presentable.
– That was so boring.
– I’m sorry you feel like that, but it was my week to choose and I enjoyed the Victorian Wool Experience.
– At least we spent time together as a family.
– And we learnt a lot about wool.
– Did you have fun,pumpkin?
– It’s Judy, and it was fine until you jumped in the lake.
– It’s a bathing pond. It’s what you’re supposed to do.
– Not naked!
– Well, I forgot my costume.
– Jonathan, don’t jump like that. Seven per cent of childhood accidents start with jumping.
– If I’m gonna be an astronaut…
– You’re not “gonna” be.
– You can be whatever you want,peanut.
– Oh, stranger danger.
– Keep your eyes down. There’s some sort of bear over there.
– Probably selling something.
– Good evening.
– No, thank you.
– Oh, dear. Must be doing something wrong.
– Hello there.
– Oh. Hello. Coming down in stair rods, isn’t it?
– I hope you don’t mind me asking, but shouldn’t you be at home?
– Oh, yes, I should. But… I haven’t quite worked out how to find one.
– Where are your parents?
– They died when I was small.
– Here we go.
– All I have left is my aunt.
– And where’s she?
– Darkest Peru.
– In the home for retired bears.
– Yeah, course she is. How did you get here?
– I stowed away. In a lifeboat.
– And ate marmalade.
– Did you know bears like marmalade?
– I didn’t even know bears could talk.
– Well, I’m a very rare bear. There aren’t many of us left.
– And what are you going to do now?
– Well, I thought I would probably just sleep over there in that bin.
– That’s the spirit. Anyway…
– Why don’t we find you some help?
– Oh, yes, please. If you’re sure it’s no trouble?
– Of course it isn’t. Is it, darling?
– Not at all.