One moment Polly was holding her hand and following her around like she should while Ella told her all the things she needed to know about playing. Then Ella turned around because she was sure she saw Father Christmas there, and she wanted to thank him for big Dragon.
Only it wasn't him and when she turned back Polly wasn't there any longer.
She was just about to call out after her when she saw her and she ran after her. Princess Pansy had told her she wasn't allowed. 'Polly,' she said firmly, putting on her big girl's voice (or so she thought) as well as her hands on her hips (like mummy did when she was angry). 'Princess Pansy said we weren't allowed to play with Harry until we're back home,' she chastised. 'It's supposed to be a secret!' she added, feeling proud of herself for being so good at remembering, She didn't consider the fact that there were people around. Who could hear her.