Ella grinned when Mr Bottom spoke to her, lighting up when he mentioned gnomes. Bouncing she reached out for Polly, trying to coax her with her.
'Come on Polly, gnomes are funny!' she said, holding out her hand. 'We can dance with the gnome!'
She was so excited that she nearly forgot her manners, and when she remembered them she blushed and looked up at the grown-ups again. ''Lo,' she said beaming. 'Thank you Mr Bottom,' she then said as she tried to take Polly's hand. 'Come on, Polly, the grown-ups want to speak grown-up things now.'