By a single thread

A raccoon Photo by Adam Muise on Unsplash

Raccoon looked out the little barred window at the crowd starting to gather in the courtyard below. “Well, unless my promised rescuer likes to cut things close for dramatic effect, I suppose I better start thinking of something witty to say.”

Mission Details

a gecko Photo by Robert Koorenny on Unsplash

“Right then, be right around.” Gecko put the phone back in the cradle. “That’s it then. You lot coming with me. They got ours cooped up in a house of poor reputation and we’re going to bust him out. Hear that?”

Hardcase

A magpie Photo by joel herzog on Unsplash

Magpie continued to sweep her walk as the line of barely-out-of-the-nest beggars could be heard coming down the lane. “Oh that lot! Always with a paw out and their beaks open. Shameful that is! Well, best go get my cookie jar afore they get here.”