Tess: The sea is down here, I told you.
Human: but you don’t like swimming in the sea! you like running on beaches.
Tess: Where there’s a sea, there’s a beach!
Human: Well, we can’t go straight to the beach that way.
Tess: Why not, it’s quicker!
Human: Because it’s a railway line…
©Stephen Tanham, 2020.