[Read Juggling Balls from the start]
‘Ah, Sam. Have you seen that girl – Mandy – that John brought back last night? I think she’s crazy or something,’ Martin said as Sam came back into Martin’s room carrying his half-empty mug of tea.
‘Why? Apart from wanting to have sex with John, that is. Which, to my mind, makes her crazier than a hereditary peer.’
Martin waved Sam over to look at the computer screen. ‘She just read this email and started saluting, calling me captain and saying something about the rest of the crew.’
‘Sounds about average for the kind of girl John usually picks up.’ Sam put down his mug and read what was on the screen. He nodded thoughtfully. ‘It’s a mystery isn’t it? Can you remember anything unusual that’s happened? Maybe we’ve missed some vital clue.’