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.