A Corpse?

“Poor old Mother! Well, thanks awfully for tellin’ me. I think I’ll send Bunter to the sale and toddle round to Battersea now an’ try and console the poor little beast. So- long“ (pg. 3)

I feel like this is a very casual response to someone finding a body. Especially with the use of “toddle round.” I think the typical response would be to be more shocked and try to console his mother as much as possible.