It was two days before Christmas. Harry, Cornelius, Monty and I were busy building a snowman when Fritz appeared with hi...
It was two days before Christmas. Harry, Cornelius, Monty and I were busy building a snowman when Fritz appeared with his little niece Emily and introduced her.
“Emily is from the South and has never seen snow before, “ Fritz told us. “She doesn‘t know much about our winters. “
It turned out Emily also didn‘t know much about Christmas. “Who is Santa Claus, Waldo? “ she asked me, shivering in the cold air.
“Santa Claus, “ I explained, “brings presents and toys to human children at Christmas time. “
“Does he also bring presents to animal children? “ Emily asked.
“Well, “ I said, “he hasn‘t been around this part of the forest for many years. I guess he is too busy visiting all the human children to have much time left for animals. “
“Do you think he will come if I write to him? “ Emily asked.
“I don‘t think so, “ said Monty. “I‘ve never seen him, myself. “
“Neither have I, “ Harry added, shaking his head.
“You see. Santa Claus is only for human children, “ Fritz said to Emily. “So forget about the whole idea. Let‘s go home now before you catch a cold. “