Quincy Marmalade had an excellent week; reading the newspaper, watching his choice of television with Mildred Mulberry, playing cards with Leonard Macavity, all accompanied with unlimited tea and homemade biscuits from Mrs Hazelwood.
To bid Quincy farewell, Mrs Hazelwood prepared a special meal for all of the residents.
"Mrs Hazelwood, how kind you are, this is delicious!" Quincy Marmalade exclaimed. The others looked at him in shock - a week ago they could never have imagined grumpy old Quincy with a smile on his face! Carmen Cottontail previously could not stand Quincy Marmalade and his endless grumbling, but now she considered him a good friend.
That night, as Quincy stretched out in his very own four poster bed for the last time, he thought about the wonderful week he had had. Possibly the best week since before his dear wife, Clementine had passed away.
The next morning, Margot Marmalade arrived to collect her father.
"I'm not coming home Margot" Quincy Marmalade said, dramatically. Margot nearly choked on her tea.
"What do you mean, Father? Of course you're coming home!" Margot said, insistently.
"No, I'd like to stay, I really have had the most marvellous week Margot dear" Quincy continued.
"Well...well you don't know that there is space!" Margot desperately said.
"I asked Mrs Hazelwood at breakfast, she's more than happy to have me" Quincy explained. "And did you know, I get homemade biscuits here! And the most delicious food! And-"
"I don't have time to made homemade bisuits, I have four children to care for!" Margot interrupted, crossly.
After a long discussion, Margot finally calmed down, and decided to accept her father's decision. He would be happier here with his friends, and it would take a lot of pressure off of Margot.