And with huge apologies to anyone whose childhood this may ruin irrevocably.
Bagpuss gave a big yawn, and exploded.
And of course when Bagpuss explodes, all his friends explode too.
The mice were mere splats on the mouse-organ.
Gabriel and Madeleine were just smoking craters on the shelf (although Gabriel's banjo survived more or less unscathed).
And Professor Yaffle was a wooden bookend in the shape of a pile of matchwood.
Even Bagpuss himself, once he had exploded, was a few scraps of stuffing and some yellow and pink fabric strewn across the front of the shop.
Baggy, and extremely loose at the seams.
But Emily loved him.
*grins, ducks, runs*