"It's Constable Crab and Starry Starfish, I presume?" said Crawly in an unexpectedly smooth, nasal, upper-class crustacean accent.
It took me a moment to accept that this elegantly speaking monster was really the creature we had come to deal with--but I replied quite calmly: "Yes. It is us! NOW, where is..."
"Tut, tut! Constable. I too have excellent sources of information and I know WHY you are here. You are here to free, as it were, my protege, Polly Polyp from my evil clutches. Yes?"
"That's about right!" I replied. "Where..."
"Oh, my dear Crab--we MUST be patient--mustn't we?