By way of light relief (and because Tom Freeman seems to have the franchise for Uxbridge English Dictionary):
"I'm off angling," said Tom acutely
"I'm going to swim to the Isle of Wight," said Tom insolently
"Sergeant, take the prisoner downstairs", said Tom condescendingly
"I'm determined to air-cool this small biting insect," said Tom fanatically
"Sorry, but I've got to let you go," said Tom discerningly
...and, by way of variation:
"But I don't want to eat whale meat," Tom blubbered.