"I am distressed to hear it." I answered urbanely, "But why are you so excited and what difference could one sardine musician possibly make to me?"
"I am a BIG FAN of the Seven Sardines, Constable!
Their music is really much better than you think!
They are booked to play at the huge CLAM SHELL CONCERT in just a few days and HUNDREDS of tickets have already been sold!
Their manager, Daniel Sharky, who is a friend of mine, is desperate! He has to have ALL SEVEN SARDINES or his show will be a failure and he has requested ME to ask YOU to help find the missing sardine!"