To recap the story
the kitchen is empty, there has been no delivery of bananas and Lord Monkey is expecting guests at Monkey Abbey…..
The story continues….
KNOCK KNOCK - the sound of the door gets louder. Are the guests really this hungry thinks lord monkey?
he sends the maid to open the door to find that…
It’s the italian postman who only speaks italian but she understands that there is an important letter for lord monkey. Quickly she takes it to him….
ooh he has to read it slowly as it is a letter from the banana people -the people who make the bananas - from all the way from Colombia! wow letters really come far
The letter says
Dear lord monkey
Banana delivery has now been resumed. I do apologise for the break in our service. Apologies Mr Fyffes
He calls lady Millie Monkey to the drawing room -
That means if the bananas arrive on time then they will be able to feed all of their guests!
As the monkey delivery boy gets the bananas in the kitchen, monkey patmore is relieved and almost faints with the relief. Luckily the delivery boy is on hand with a cooling aid which he demonstrates to her like so -
With everyone happy now, monkey patmore can get ready for the dinner guests…
meanwhile lord and lady monkey await their guests in the drawing room so called as that is where lord monkey likes to keep his books and crayons
they need not be afraid for there is quite the feast that monkey patmore has prepared…
Just as monkey patmore has laid the last of the dishes on the table, there is a knock at the door and this time it is the guests. As they come in the door and are led to the dining room, they are happy to see all the wonderful food laid out on the table
There is always one guest who sits in the corner of the room and just observes the goings on with all the guests – this time its Earl Crawley who is a regular visitor to Monkey Abbey but this time all he can do is complain -
There is always one isn’t there!
s the sun goes down on Monkey Abbey, we can leave our guests in the happy knowledge that the banana crisis has been averted and that Earl Crawley got to eat something else that night for dinner – Lady Patmore rustled up some beans on toast for him for being cheeky and refusing the bananas when they had gone to so much trouble to get them delivered and prepared so quickly! There will be no such nonsense in my kitchen she smiled.