The Cholyngham Treasure Trail


Clue No 5


Thea rolled up and threw herself at Alex, while the Steadicam man filmed stoically and the director smiled a big, fake, shark-toothed smile. Then Thea proceeded to disport herself for the camera, running hither and yon, revelling in the wonders of nature afforded by the Cholyngham menagerie. ‘Oh! Look at the divine little goat with the daisy-chain crown! Oh, look at the baa-lambs! Oh, look at those funny little furry chickens. Oh! Give me a go of the bunny rabbit!’ The only thing she steered clear of was the llama, who had a thick string of saliva dangling from its rubber-lipped mouth.

The Cholygham Menagerie