As everyone stood and stared at each other, Ellis decided that the best thing to do was for Doodah to act as if nothing unusual was about to happen. The show couldn’t be cancelled. Even despite Daphne’s suggestion, everybody couldn’t simply go home because then Dr Don’t Know would know that something was up and he might never be caught.
‘This means,’ said Ellis, ‘that you must all act normally and keep singing no matter what you see or hear.’
She turned to Falcon Boy and Bewilder Bird.
‘You two should be in the crowd and ready to pounce at the first sign of trouble. I will be backstage trying to find out what is going on.’
Having stood in silence for a while now and very keen to play a larger part in the exciting events unfolding around him, Falcon Boy stepped forward and Bewilder Bird stood beside him. They both puffed out their chests. Falcon Boy cleared his throat.
‘We want you all to know how safe you are going to be with the two of us keeping watch and having our eyes open for any movement made by Dr Don’t Know or any of his mindless minions, so we don’t want any of you to worry whatsoever as every outcome, incident and eventuality will be covered by and accounted for by the heroic two of us.’