Greetings and Salutations. Samuel here. Based on all of the escapades I’ve been relating, it must sound like the North Pole is in a constant state of mayhem. However, considering the hundreds of years we’ve existed, these incidents are really few and far between. In truth, North Pole Enterprises is expertly and efficiently run. Seriously, how else could Christmas Eve occur so flawlessly every year? Following is an account of one more of those episodes which made headlines in the Fairy Tattler.
At the core of the North Pole operation is Magic Sparkle Dust. For example, it’s the Magic Sparkle Dust that allows Santa to fit through any size chimney. It enables the sleigh and the reindeer to fly. It makes things possible beyond your imagination. More than what I’ve told you is top secret and must never be revealed.
Hundreds of years ago our elf chemists, Maurice and Estelle, were working in the lab. The Magic Sparkle Dust was an unexpected result of one of their experiments. It revolutionized and made the entire North Pole what it is today. The Magic Sparkle Dust lab became highly secured and inaccessible to all except Maurice, Estelle and, of course, Santa.
The day of the disaster the lab alarm went off while Maurice and Estelle were in the middle of making a batch of Magic Sparkle Dust. They were so startled they dropped what they were doing. They ran helter-skelter trying to find what triggered the alarm. The unwatched M.S.D. began to bubble and fizz and formed a mist that filled the air. It seeped out of the lab. A strange haze soon enveloped the North Pole. Everyone became frozen like statues. Maurice and Estelle wore face masks while working in the lab and still had them on when they ran out. Thus, they were not affected by the mist. Finding nothing sinister that could have set off the alarm, they returned to the lab.
It didn’t take them long to realize what had happened. Fortunately, being well-prepared for any potential emergency, they had an antidote for the mist and its affects.
Since that time, the Magic Sparkle Dust lab has been extremely well-guarded and impenetrable. Although we have our suspicions, it remains unknown as to who or what activated the alarm. That is all I can say about that.
By now, you must be thinking how much secrecy surrounds everything connected to the North Pole. That is the way it must be so the whimsy, mirth and merriment of Christmas can be properly and eternally enjoyed. Until the next episode, which will be the last for this year, I bid you dreams of dancing sugarplums.
Next episode Christmas Eve.
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