Benevolent King called a general meeting, then climbed on the cupboard to address the assembly “I am very concerned about the Dedes. We once knew what our purpose – we had to keep the artist on the straight and narrow! I am afraid we are no longer this critical force we used to be. Instead we are now squabbling over minor issues and no longer look out for each other. Personally I believe Alley Cat has been put in jail unjustified.”

All the puppets looked sheepishly on the floor. No-one said anything. Only a thin voice asked “what is he on about?”