‘That’s a shitload you’ve done there, kid,’ he said kindly.
Nutt hesitated again, and then said, very carefully, ‘Despite the scatological reference, you approve of the large but unspecified number of candles that I have dribbled for you?’
‘Blimey, what was that all about, Gobbo?’
Frantically, Nutt sought for an acceptable translation. ‘I done okay?’ he ventured.