optimistically. But he can manage a lot of other things in even less time
-- like hanging Mr Curry's lawnmower from a tree-top, or coming up through
the bandstand floor during the 'Surprise Symphony'. Then Paddington has a
sticky time of it making toffee in Mrs Bird's kitchen, and an even
stickier time explaining what went wrong. And who else but Paddington
could set Father Christmas's beard on fire?