“Now Rufus”, started Commander Bayliss, “No-no!”, he remonstrated, “ I’ll do the talking if you don’t mind!” Rufus was about to say something argumentative. He stopped, realising he was currently better off than he had been in the police cells.
“The thing is, we can use a chap like you in the Service. You have been very naughty indeed..... but you’re a highly intelligent chap, who’s self-sufficient and importantly not afraid to fight your corner. You’re rather ruthless, Rufus”, Bayliss’s eyes twinkled as he emphasised the alliteration and the rhyme. “And that’s perfect!”
“Now Rufus, here’s the deal!”