“Well," she said, “how do rubbers rub things out?"
Good question. Too good. The encyclopedia had no answer.
I suggested we might try, instead, to find out all about crocodiles, and showed her how we search for things in alphabetical order. We arrived at crocodiles and found a colour illustration of a large one lying down - a classic pose with belly spread out to the sides:
I said I was fairly sure crocodiles didn't eat pies - that they mostly ate raw fish, animals and birds.
“Yes," she said, “but sometimes maybe a person walks past and gives him a quiche."