"Oh, what luck!" I said. "A lion at last!"
Then the penny dropped, as they say. "Wa-a-ah," said Dizzy in a trembling voice, "a lion!"
"And we're not even in a game reserve," I quavered.
"We're not even in a car," said Dizzy.
We clutched one another in dreadful panic.
The lion, every inch the king of the beasts, was standing meditatively in the middle of the road.
From NOTHING HAPPENED AFTER ALL, Chapter 5, A Lion at Last.