“He sounds a bit melancholy,” said Red.

“Well he is a little,” replied Serpent.

“Any reason?” asked Red.

“It all started that day he attacked a laundrette,” said Serpent. “He ate 3 barrels of colouring for clothes in the attack.”

“Oh dear,” said Red.

“Mmmhmm” mused Serpent. “From that day on it was like he’d dyed a little inside.”