Penny Stamp

Penelope (Penny) Stamp was the Postmistress of Little Hope, the conscientious stamper and examiner of all packages and letters (home and colonial) which passed across her jolly tidy little counter.

It was rumoured that one of Penny's pigeon holes (second from the left, third row down) was, in fact, a dead letter box for a mysterious fellow in a pork pie hat who dropped by at precisely five o'clock on every alternate Tuesday, although to be fair said pigeon hole could just be a repository for her beloved George Cross's black market shag...

"There's a village just over the next rise," explained George, who hated to admit that this wasn't actually Oxford Circus as planned, "It's called 'Little Hope', apparently..." "Sounds about right," replied Penny, "I do hope the locals aren't odd..."

Penny had no idea that Churchill could even cook..

Sometimes, the writing really was on the wall...

'This is the last time..' thought Penny,  who was having an undercover sort of day, 'The very last time, that I send George shopping for carrier pigeons..."

The earth had indeed moved under Penny's feet, but only because badgers had undermined the last resting place of Obediah Postlethwaite.  The situation was very grave indeed...

"Just a quick honk!" said Penny as she rendered George deaf until 1978...

It later occurred to Penny that she probably shouldn't have nipped to the bakers whilst they were handing evacuees out at the station...

Penny was most surprised to discover that Moo disliked 'Macbeth' and preferred 'Peter Rabbit' instead...

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