Monsieur Bongo , the drain man, arrives with his camera that checks blocked pipes. He's here to look for the source of the water that continues to trickle into the basement and rise up through the walls . Bob and Sophie are very taken with Monsieur Bongo's less than pristine overalls. Bob has a look on his face that says '' I don't mean to be rude but you smell lovely ".
After two hours of sending the camera down various pipes and outlets Monsieur Bongo announces that the overflow pipe is blocked. '' You have a very strong buildup M'Ongoose ". He then, as is the habit in these parts when speaking to foreigners, repeats himself. '' A very strong buildup indeed ". Monsieur Bongo promises to send on an estimate for dealing with the buildup. ' Can you do it quickly ? ' I ask. '' Oh yes " replies Monsieur Bongo with studied imprecision.
After their meeting with Monsieur Bongo both pups get thoroughly groomed. They then spend the rest of the afternoon sitting attentively in the middle of the kitchen floor while 'the font' makes Bolognaise sauce.
The post lady arrives at the front door to say that two packages have come from America. '' I didn't know you were back. I'll bring them round tomorrow ". The post lady seems less than happy that Bob and Sophie have arrived. They, however , are delighted to see her.