Candice loved Harry very much. She was going to marry Harry. At six years old hamsters are that important.
Mr Tibbles also loved Harry. Mummy said so, when she spotted him on Harry’s cage, in the bedroom this morning. Candice wasn’t so sure. Mr Tibbles usually licked his lips like that when he ate.
In the school dinning room Candice told her friend Poppy about this, while putting her Princess Lunch box in her bag. Like Mummy had shown her, Candice pressed the lid tight shut because then anything in the box would be safe.
Suddenly Candice had an idea.