The 19th June 2008 was a lovely day on the outskirts of Toy Town when Larry the Lamb and his friend Dennis the Dachshund were cleaning up litter on Acol Hill.
"De---nnis my old friend" said Larry, " some littering scroo---ooat has put a Tesco bag with papers inside, on our lovely verge. I will take it back to Toytown and see if I can find out who it belongs to."
Dennis, being a wiley Dachsund, had a quick look and saw that the papers inside seemed to have been thrown out of an office belonging to Commerce General Property , who wished to build a major development all over the lovely fields between Toy Town and Arkville.
"Larry, you had better take these home and read them closely, as they could shed some light on what our Mayor and The bumbling Magician are upto with Captain Brass from Commerce General Property."
Larry agreed and took the papers home to Toy Town.
When he looked at them he could not believe his eyes. There was Mr Mayor and The Bumbling Magician saying that their trip with Captain Brass to China in November 2007 was organised and paid for by Chinamex and The Chinese Government and yet Captain Brass and his merry crew at Commerce General Property, clearly organised it and paid for it. There was even a letter showing that Captain Brass' bosun had paid for rooms in The Grand Stanford Hotel, Hong Kong with his own plastic.
Even more interesting was the 'Pirates' conference minutes of November 2007 stating:
"When Bwian Mowitz (Chief Pirate) enquired who is paying for the travelling expenses of representatives from Toy Town, Captain Brass replied that Commerce General Property will be paying.
Bwian Mowitz expressed concern that by travelling with members of Toy Town and paying their expenses, then the 'Company' could be accused of trying to obtain a planning consent in respect of its various projects by unfair means. Captain Brass confirmed that action was being taken so that this impression was not given and re-imbursement by Chinamex should be forthcoming."
Larry the Lamb's eyes popped with amazement as he read on into the night, and he began to wonder, how best he could use the Tesco bag contents to delay or stop the covering in concrete of the precious grazing pastures of Toy Town.
(To be continued)