Thorn: Does this mean our tender family moment is interrupted?
Thorn: The kids–?
Tansy: Fine. It’s nobody we know.
You remember how I accepted that post as an on-call geology expert for some State sub-department?
Thorn: Yeah . . .
Tansy: There’s been a mine collapse. Can you pick up Hawthorn from school? Larch is out of town . . . and I might not be back for a while.