Greetings and Salutations. Samuel here. Phoebe and Freddie are another pair of mischief makers. Is it starting to sound like there are a lot of upstart elves at the North Pole? Not really. The 6 I have mentioned are the only scalawags among the multitude of elves. Any community will have a small population of scamps. That’s just the way societies are. The truth is that the rest of Santa’s elves are very happy and work together in harmony.
Back to Phoebe and Freddie, who are assigned to the wooden toy department. They do make beautiful wooden toys. Lester, the CEO (Chief Elf Officer), often compliments them for their fine workmanship. You’d think that would please them. Not so. In fact, they got the idea that the Toy Center would function much better if they were in charge. They hatched a devious plan.
When all of the elves went on their cookie break, Phoebe and Freddie stayed behind waiting for Lester to make his rounds. They lured Lester into the supply room pretending to need help locating some materials. Once he was well into the room, they ran out locking Lester inside. You can guess what they were going to do next.
Elf Cleo is a designer in the wooden toy department. She left something she needed at her station. Returning to get it, she saw what Phoebe and Freddie were doing. Cleo went right to Santa to report their tomfoolery. As a result, Phoebe and Freddie were detailed to separate shifts and, of course, no cookies for the rest of the month.
Tales of the North Pole are not only about elf shenanigans. Next time I will tell you about the CIA (Christmas Information Agency) which is my department. Til then, Fa la la la la.
Watch for the next posting Thursday...
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Greetings and Salutations. Samuel here. As advertised, I’ll now tell you about the reindeer. Thanks to J. Edgar Snooperfairy and his relentless snooping, this story appeared in the Fairy Tattler.
You are all familiar with the 8 reindeer that fly through the night taking Santa on his rounds. Rudolph and that odd colored nose of his is there, too. You may think those reindeer just roam around grazing on lichen and moss, minding their own business until it is time for take-off. They may appear oblivious, but they are keenly aware of everything that happens at the N.P. That is how they got into trouble with some persuasion from elves, Willie and Marcella. Willie and Marcella are a wee bit dodgy and you are never quite sure what they will try to stir up. Indeed, they were the instigators of the near cookie calamity.
During grazing time, the reindeer talk amongst themselves. One day they were bantering about the elves and their cookie obsession. They did wonder what the cookie fuss was all about. After all, lichen was a most satisfying super food. “Cookies? Really?” they snorted. Willie and Marcella happened by the reindeer and overheard the chatter.
They looked at one another, smirking as they had the same idea. They sidled up to Comet and Cupid who were the most suggestible of the herd and convinced them they ought to try some cookies. As you likely know, sweets can have a seriously ill effect on animals. Fortunately, Bernard came by to check in with the reindeer and saw what was going down. He stopped the reindeer from eating the cookies just in time.
Willie and Marcella found themselves in Santa’s office once again, being repeat offenders. Santa, who is so kind-hearted, gave them one more chance to shape up or they would be shipped out to the elf rehab facility. Meanwhile, Bernard explained to the reindeer, Comet and Cupid in particular, the dangers of eating foods foreign to their species. In the end, all was well again.
Next episode will be posted on Monday.
Greetings and salutations. My name is Samuel. I am Santa’s Not So Secret Agent Elf, Reporter of all things Naughty and Nice. I was assigned to the Jones Family a few years ago to observe the children and bring back the checklist of the children’s Naughtiness and Niceness. Just so you don’t get the wrong idea, I always root for the Nice List to have the most checkmarks. It usually does in the Jones household.
I decided to write because there are some very interesting goings on at the North Pole. They usually involve some of the elves going a little rogue. For instance, one year Harry and Larry, the twin elves, decided to play a trick on Bernard who is in charge of the reindeer. When Bernard was on his lunch hour, Harry and Larry rounded up all the reindeer and locked them in a warehouse next to the toy workshop. When Santa found out, he was so disappointed. Harry and Larry were not allowed cookies for an entire month. This was serious punishment as all of us elves are crazy for cookies.
One more thing you might like to know before I return to my duties. The FBI (Fairy Bureau of Informers) assigned J. Edgar Snooperfairy to the North Pole to report on the mischief and shenanigans. His stories appear in the Fairy Tattler the daily tabloid that keeps us up to date on all things Christmas. Now I must return to the Jones family.