Well, it did get you out of the woodwork now, didn’t it? I’d been starting to wonder if we were in for more trouble than the Brigadier could reasonably handle without an apoplexy. You always are most worrying when you go quiet.

Besides, you and I both know no such thing ever occurred. Why, if I see you take off that jacket of yours willingly I really will know the galaxy’s about to explode. [Chuckles.]

These people, though. [Rubs his lip.] I’m starting to think the best way really is just to give them some pretense of what they want. They don’t seem to have any concept of privacy, or whether a man’s catching a much-needed cat-nap or anything of the sort. No, they don’t look likely to go away. In which case, well, what’s a fellow to do? No harm in a bit of teasing, is there? [Which sums up, Master, to ‘you’re not getting one’.]

Well, it did get you out of the woodwork now, didn’t it? I’d been starting to wonder if we were in for more trouble than the Brigadier could reasonably handle without an apoplexy. You always are most worrying when you go quiet.

Besides, you and I both know no such thing ever occurred. Why, if I see you take off that jacket of yours willingly I really will know the galaxy’s about to explode. [Chuckles.]

These people, though. [Rubs his lip.] I’m starting to think the best way really is just to give them some pretense of what they want. They don’t seem to have any concept of privacy, or whether a man’s catching a much-needed cat-nap or anything of the sort. No, they don’t look likely to go away. In which case, well, what’s a fellow to do? No harm in a bit of teasing, is there? [Which sums up, Master, to ‘you’re not getting one’.]