arrives in Victorian London.
is in the T-Room looking through the TV listings. T-Bag decides to
relax because Sally is having no luck finding the next pearl. T-Shirt
decides that they should watch "The Hound of the Baskervilles"
on the TV. He puts the TV on and give T-Bag some popcorn. T-Bag starts
whinging about how boring the film is, but soon becomes engrossed.
meets PC Clod, the policeman. She tells him that she is lost. Whilst
she is explaining what she is doing, Lady Ruffles walks by with her
dog, Willoughby and wishes them good afternoon. Sally notices that
the dog has a pearl collar on with the pearl. She rushes after Lady
Ruffles, but she tells her that she has to get Willoughby to bed.
is becoming terrified of the hound in the film, believing that it
is a ghost hound. T-Shirt switches off the film because he has solved
the crime. He explains to T-Bag about how obvious it was, and she
agrees so as not to look like an idiot. T-Shirt leaves the room and
she switches the TV back on.
her house, Lady Ruffles is spoiling her dog rotten when there is a
knock at the door. It is Sally.
creeps in behind T-Bag and scares her with a hairy hand. T-Bag throws
popcorn everywhere because she thinks that it is the hound. She goes
to lie down in the bedroom. T-Shirt sees the pearl and goes after
has explained the quest, and Lady Ruffles is about to give her the
pearl, but a bell sounds and we see that T-Shirt is clanging it and
shouting that there is a fire and that everyone should evacuate. Sally
and Ruffles run to the window, and whilst they are looking out, T-Shirt
appears behind them and steals Willoughby. When she sees that Willoughby
has disappeared, she gets worried.
puts the dog on T-Bag's couch and goes off to find him some food.
Ruffles rushes into the street screaming that Willoughby has disappeared.
She reports it to PC Clod. PC Clod says that he doesn't own a dog
himself, but he's sure it is normal for them just to take themselves
off for walks every now and again. Lady Ruffles isn't convinced and
offers a reward of 100 guineas for his safe return. Sally asks Clod
if he really thinks that the dog has wandered off on his own, but
Clod then tells her that there has been a spate of dog-nappings going
on lately. Sally isn't convinced.
comes into the T-Room and sees the dog on the couch. T-Shirt comes
in and T-Bag tells him off because she thinks that it is another practical
joke and that Willoughby is supposed to be the Hound of the Baskervilles
(he is a lap dog). T-Bag zaps him back to where he came from, without
letting T-Shirt get a word in edgeways.
Ruffles is having no luck finding her dog. Sally goes to look in the
house and finds Willoughby back on his bed. Lady Ruffles is overjoyed.
She offers the reward, but Sally wants the pearl. Lady Ruffles takes
the collar off and goes upstairs to get another one before giving
Sally the pearl.
in the T-Room, T-Shirt has broken the news to T-Bag about what she
has just done and that it could have been prevented if only she'd
listen to him. She decides to go and get the dog back.
at Lady Ruffles house, somebody knocks on the door. Sally answers,
but there is no one there. She steps out to see if there is anyone
around, and the door slams shut behind her. Lady Ruffles comes downstairs
and finds that Willoughby has gone missing again. She rushes out into
the street and reports it to Clod. Sally comes back and Clod and Ruffles
accuse her of being negligent and letting Willoughby escape.
ups the reward to 500 guineas.
reckons that there is something fishy going on and decides to do some
detective work. She goes to Lady Ruffles house disguised as the world
famous detective Shirley Holmes, with her assistant Dr. Whatsit. She
says that she will find the dog if she can have the little pearl on
the collar. Lady Ruffles agrees, and T-Bag starts looking around.
She suddenly exclaims, "Just as I thought!". The others
wonder what she has found, but she hasn't found anything. She explains
that if she had found a red hair, then the dog thief could have been
a red headed person, but because she found nothing, she has deduced
that the theif must be bald. T-Shirt disagrees, but they rush off
in search of more clues.
the trail hots up, T-Bag finds one foot print and deduces that the
theif is one legged. She then finds a feather and reckons that it
has come from a parrot. What kind of one legged person owns a parrot?
A Pirate. She puts all the clues together and describes the dog-Thief
to Ruffles as a bald headed, left handed, left legged Australian trombone
playing pirate. She asks if it rings any bells. Needless to say, it
doesn't. T-Shirt then takes over the investigation.
comes round a corner and finds PC Clod picking Willoughby up out of
a bin and giving him dog biscuits from his pocket. She hides. It turns
out that the policeman is waiting for the reward to go up to 1000
guineas before he gives the dog back.
goes back to Ruffles's house and announces that she can reveal the
whereabouts of the dog. The PC goes into the house with her, worried.
T-Bag announces that Willoughby is with a family of Bulgarian acrobats
residing aboard a leaky boat 3.5 miles off the shores of Madagascar.
Lady Ruffles is not impressed and puts up the reward to 1000 guineas.
The PC seizes his chance and take Lady Ruffles out into the street
to the bin, telling her that his own investigations have lead him
to it. He opens the bin with a flourish, but the is no dog. Sally
comes in holding Willoughby and announces that Clod is the thief and
that he was waiting to pick up the reward money. The policeman denies
it, but Sally points out that his pockets are full of dog biscuits,
even though he admitted earlier that he doesn't own a dog. PC Clod
arrests himself, just as T-Shirt rushes in, announcing that he knows
that the PC did it. T-Bag is furious with him for being too slow and
they go back to the T-Room. Lady Ruffles gives the pearl to Sally,
who suggests donating the reward money to a dog's home.