The policeman sat on the very chair that Victor had used to ward off the lions in the ring.
The other performers couldn’t understand it. “Those beasts were vegetarians.”
“Victor would feed them cornflakes and milk in the morning,” said Coco the Clown.
“And then carrot and lentil curry in the evening,” volunteered Guilio, eldest of the Famous Nardini Flyers.
Barney, the Ringmaster nodded wisely, “Occasionally he would offer them chocolate treats, but only the vegan sort.”
The policeman snapped shut his notebook. He knew the motive, he knew the culprits. It was now up to the vet to decide.
Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ weekly 100 word challenge found here.