"It's not safe for you to come in," Victoria said firmly.
Tegan bridled. "Why?"
"Your ankles are showing."
"That Victorian stuff's ridiculous." Tegan retorted, and swept past her.
She made it about three paces into the pub before a hand shot out from under
a table and caught her by the leg. She looked down, and found the hand
belonged to a crouching Clara.
"Anklessssss," Clara hissed. "/Gollum./"
"That's enough," Harry said, poking Clara with a broom until she let go
of Tegan. "Show her your ankle and she just can't resist grabbing it. No,
I've no idea why, either."
[The question was: why did Clara grab hold of One when he got out of bed,
rather than just sitting tight? There are a number of answers which make
more sense, but I couldn't resist the thought of Clara having a morbid
passion for the humanoid ankle.]
Thinks: This is what a nice clean life leads to. Hmm, why did I ever lead one?
-- Bluebottle, in the Goon Show