RATTUS: Who in the blazes is yelling from the garden at this hour?
TEA RAT: Well that's Mr. Philpotts....
RATTUS: And who, pray tell, is Mr. Philpotts?
TEA RAT: Well, he's our new gardener of course, since you have taken to sitting in the garden rather than weeding it!
RATTUS: Our new gardener, of course, well forgive me, I should have known we had a gardener...
MR. PHILPOTTS: Mi Lord! Mi Lord! I've found something!
RATTUS: MI LORD?
TEA RAT: Well, you know, one has to demonstrate to the help who's in charge and all that....
RATTUS: Right. (Rattus roles his eyes)
TEA RAT: Yes Philpotts, what have you found? CRIKEY! RATTUS, COME STRAIGHT AWAY! Oh I don't believe it, could it be?
Mr. Philpotts: It looks like an airplane, Mi Lord, like the poot-poots of old Nowhere!
TEA RAT: RATTUS, COME AT ONCE!
RATTUS: Yes, MI LORD!(eyes roll WAY back)
RATTUS: I don't believe it. I thought we crashed that contraption years ago...
TEA RAT: She's a splendid vessel!
RATTUS: SHE HAS TWO OF HER PROPELLER WINGS MISSING, AND HER TWO FRONT WHEELS! You wouldn't be able to stay in the air or land properly. Give it up, son.
TEA RAT: But look, her back wheel is still intact....can't we call on Mozes to go into his tool shed and fix her up?
RATTUS: Give it up.
TEA RAT: But how will we get around for more summer magic fun? Bonie went back to Italy, and how are we ever going to transport ourselves beyond our imaginations?
Suddenly, Rattus feels a snort of hot air over his shoulder...
RATTUS: Tea Rat, come quickly!
RATTUS: TEA RAT! HELP!
TEA RAT: Whoah....whoah big feller....Rattus....shhhhhh....stay still...
TEA RAT (in a whisper): Rattus....my wishes have been answered...meet our new mode of transportation, our new friend...
White Whisper from the Sea
Penny, thank you kind, talented
and generous friend
where angels dwell.