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Sandra and Slide are relieving Gina, who volunteered to watch the cabinet in the basement of The tré. A gift from Nora's basement is proffered.
Pete gets to skip two PDs (Portrayal Duties) as Ignatius commandeers him to watch in his place. What is not said is that Ignatius himself will have to fill in for Pete's absences.
To 'kip' is to sleep or nap. Thus Pete is telling Ignatius that all of the guests (except for Sandra and Slide who are currently in the basement of The tré) borrowed a bedroom in Nora.
The story thus far...
Grace and Simon, two teenage tearaways, have discovered a passage to Reality in the basement of The tré (a tiny theatre in their miniscule town of Otterstow). Unfortunately, they have accidentally trapped themselves and cannot return, although they do not seem to be in any hurry to do so.
Ignatius (the mayor of Otterstow) suspects this is the case and has enlisted the aid of the parents; Slide, Sandra, Pete and Gina. None of the adults have figured out how to open the passage, which seems to involve a mysterious box that they cannot open.
What's going on right now:
Ignatius had some guests last night. It is now early morning and he sharing a cup of tea with Pete as they make plans for the day.
Drawing completed - 19 JUN 2011
"Speaking of Gina, I hope someone remembered to relieve the poor woman."
"Oh, yeah. Sandra an' Slide left to relieve 'er, right after ya went to bed – 'bout one-ish, I think. Gina came 'ere, straightaway, we all had a few more an' then kipped out in the rooms downstairs. Gina's still sleepin' it off. She's not got PD, 'as she?"
"No, not 'til this afternoon. Could I ask you to monitor? I doubt I'll get back by the afternoon performance."
"Oh, Ig, c'mon," Pete grumbled. "Ain't it enough . . . "
"I'll give you a free pass on your next two PDs."
"Oh, right, then. Done deal."