That screech beckoned them to rush...!!
In exasperated gasps and weak knees the victim pointed out to the big fat, scary, stodgy, dodgy, unusual, (ugly- if I may call it so!)....guess wat?...... LIZARDD!
Brooms, brushes, bags and all came in a jiff, as the mighty "MoP-it-out Operation" began.
Soon things went flying out of the room, few went to their rightful places- some dustbins and some on shelves. In astute alarm they stood- waiting for its every unexpected turn. They stood like Tom but Jerry was smart and he whisked.
Beds got turned upside down and every nook and cranny got scanned. But it hid in a place no one could find (which is why it was a lizard!).
Soon everything fell in place as the evening advanced into the night.
And as midnight came crawling so did the familiar "big fat, scary, stodgy, dodgy, unusual, (ugly- if I may call it so!)....guess wat?...... LIZARDD!"
And speed knew no bounds as quilt n' pillow were gathered in a flight leaving behind the luxury to the LIZARD to do what it may please- LURK AROUND!
Len Deighton - The Bernard Samson series
9 months ago