April Fool's Day in Ali Masjed (tag Colonel, Jack, Lakshmi)
((Ali Masjed, April Fool’s Day))
Patrick awoke very excited the next morning and crept out before any one was awake, going into the base and sneaking in past the guards.
He had gotten the bug for mixing vegetable dyes, and he had found out how to make yellow. Creeping into the Colonel’s office, he did the usual treatment on the Colonel’s desk, and in Jack’s office, he painted everything a shade of blue and a red dye. He managed the sugar bowl in British colours, and he even managed the flag pole in a confetti of colours; the camp needed brightening up.
He sneaked back into bed, just has Lakshmi was stirring.
“No rockets, this year, love.”
Dashing back to the base, he tipped the trumpeter to play a rather different tune for April Fools day.
Patrick went over to his father-in-law, Ranjit Singh. “Well, good morning, sir. I hope you like this year’s efforts.”
Just then, Jack and the Colonel come out. To Patrick’s delight, Jack’s uniform was the same colour as the office. He had not done it but maybe Emily had guessed what he was up to.
Lt. Patrick Tindall, XO
B Company, First Bn
Fifth Khyber Rifles