“You are a wastrel and a cad who I find once again standing before me,’ the Judge thundered as a hung over Rupert swayed like a pair of trousers caught in the breeze . “I warned you of the consequences should you be standing in the dock in front of me. It seems that you have not learnt from the last time that you stole a Policeman’s helmet.”
“I see you find it amusing,” the Judge said furiously.
“Oh come on Uncle Percival! It was just a silly jape that got out of hand. Just give me the fine and I promise not to be naughty again, what!”
“Silence!” The Judge cried as Rupert’s head winced as the loud words hammered his hung over brain. “It is breathtaking that even now you show the spoilt petulance despite the tawdry and disgusting behaviour that leads you here. I have no option but to sentence you to fourteen days in Alcadtraz!”
“You’re sending me to stir?” Rupert said in absolute shock. ‘Auntie Penelope will not be pleased.”
“Take him down.”
“I say!” Rupert said as the two guards took hold of his arms. “Unhand me you uncouth brutes.”
With a wailing cry as he was led down to wear the most unfashionable, drab, ill-fitting Alcadtraz uniform, Rupert was put on a boat to sail to the rock island of Alcadtraz prison were only the most devious and dangerous toffs are incarcerated.
(A typical Alcadtraz cell)
It was a long fourteen days but Rupert spent his first day back as a free man in the Naughty Hellfire supping champagne and eating fine food created by Cheffie. True it had been no real hardship in Alcadtraz as Cheffie had created Rupert a king size hamper but the food tasted so much better when you were not in a prison.
“By thunder,'” Rupert slurred. “I am going to get my revenge on that old goat if it’s the last thing that I do.”
“The only thing that will upset Judge Le Bangemup will be if he ever lost his golden wig,’ Darcy opined.
“Golden wig?’ Rupert said as he poured Darcy another glass of champer’s. “Pray do continue dear boy.”
“Why tis one of his prized possessions dear boy,” Darcy said. “Only a selected few are granted a golden wig by his peers.”
Rupert’s eyes lit up as he conjured up a fiendish plan and rubbed his hands in delight. “Is it by Jove? Well chap’s who is up for a bit of tomfoolery and mischief?”
“What’s the plan?” Pongo enquired.
“Why you nincompoop we shall pilfer the said wig and display it here in the Naughty Hellfire and let that sanctimonious ass suffer from my wrath, what!”
“Huzzah!” The cads cried as they all raised and took a sip of champagne.
There was a slight cough as the trusted butler of the Hellfire Bungalow Wilf decided to intervene.
“Excuse me sir. Are you sure that’s wise?”
“Damn and blast Wilf why do you have to spoil one’s fun?’ Cecil cried.
“Have no fear Wilf, We chaps are made of sterner stuff!” Teflon cried. After all we are dastardly Cads who will avoid getting one’s collar felt!”
A large huzzah broke out again with the clinking of glasses as Wilf sighed before adding. “That may be so Sir but it is said that if anyone steals the wig then the person will be cursed.”
Guffawing broke out with Wilf being the brunt of jokes.
“Honestly Wilf I do expect better of you. Why you will be telling me he has dragons next to protect the wig!’ Rupert chortled.
Alas despite Rupert’s protestations he couldn’t formulate a plan as Judge Bangemup’s lair was a formidable fortress. It was then that Teflon formulated a plan that had the cads in such high spirits that they couldn’t wait to spring the plan into action.
So it was that the scoundrel’s of the Hellfire were dressed in their best toga’s in preparation for a trojan sheep. Moving inch by inch Judge Bangemup wondered why the sheep was getting closer and closer but thought nothing of it. Once safely inside the cads jumped out of the backside and with the cries of “Toga, Toga, Toga!” Danced their way in whilst helping themselves to the Judge’s wine.
It didn’t take the cad’s long before they found the golden wig with a chortling Teflon wearing the said item before Rupert clutched at his prize. Indeed he couldn’t believe how easy it had been as he now wore the golden wig and danced loudly around the room with more cries of toga, toga, toga!
Even in a mansion as big as Judge Bangemup there was no way that he wouldn’t have heard the almighty din that the cads were making as they danced a conga around his billiard room.
“What on earth?”
Temporally the Cad’s froze before they fled the scene of the crime as Judge Bangemup released the hounds. It was a close run thing as the teeth gently grazed Teflon’s buttocks as Darcy dragged him over the wall to safety.
End of part one