Irene, designed and embroidered by Mym, recently stolen from a storage shed during a house renovation in Balaclava, Melbourne.
The thief in question is most likely a dealer (name withheld, as we have no proof). He went through the shed at his leisure, and mostly took the really valuable stuff, the things that had been in my friend Gillian's family for three generations.
But he also stole Gill's childhood teddy (may he burn in Hell for that), leaving her quite inconsolable. And Mym's doll, Irene, though for the life of me, I can't imagine why. It's of no value to him that I can determine.
I'm hoping Irene will turn up in a second hand shop, somewhere. If anybody sees her, please save her immediately, or let me know, so that I can march round there and
beat his head to a pulp with a stuffed toy buy her back.
I haven't had the heart to tell Mym, yet.