*Today's lesson is about Royal Doulton figurines. They have been issued from
the beginning of time 1918, and mostly sold to little old British ladies like Miss Marple. The old balloon seller (male) was first issued in 1940 and is still in production today, while his compatriot, the old lady, was issued from 1929-1998.*
I decided that it was in my best interest to investigate the noise coming from somewhere in the house, as I was going to have to wake DL if it was an emergency like a washing machine explosion or spontaneous combustion of the pool table (which would not necessarily be a bad thing, but there you have it). Not smelling smoke or seeing water where it shouldn't be, I gave the house a once-over, wanting to blame the errant noise on the neighbor's annoying schnauzer.
That's when I saw it.
Where I should have seen this:
I saw this:
and glancing down...noticed this:
The Old Balloon Seller.
Old No More.
And his sisterwife, the female version of The Old Balloon Seller, missing.
Something rotten in
Someone was targeting the tchotchkes.