EA: Congratulations, Chains. You are off to Round 3 now!
C: I’m so excited! Tender was a fantastic opponent, I’ll say that. We are pretty different, but managed to fight it out fairly, I’d say. My great thanks to Judge Booth for deciding for me. I’m a bit nervous about going up against that BIG BOOK next week, but I’m in good shape and he may be surprised!
EA: It is going to be quite a match, I grant you that. Can’t wait to see it. I mean, you both are set in the same time period, but are otherwise so very different! Now Tender Morsels hope you aren’t feeling too tender after your defeat.
TM: It was tough. Chains was a worthy contender though. I’m not happy, understandably (and Margo is disappointed too as is only to be expected). But it is all in good fun, after all. A few nicks — nothing more.
EA: Go for a lovely long bath and a massage — both of you! And thank you so much for taking time to talk to me. Hope you and everyone else check out today’s match — another intense one between two remarkable books!