Hiccup and Hurkle the North Pole mice love to play hide and seek. Pudding the Christmas cat was playing with them today. It was Hurkle’s turn to count. Hiccup and Pudding scampered off to hide.
“Coming! … ready or not!” cried Hurkle.
He looked for Pudding under my big armchair. No. Not there.
He looked for Hiccup behind the cookie jar in the kitchen. No. Not there.
He looked for Pudding inside the log basket by the fire. No. Not there.
He looked for Hiccup inside Mrs Claus’ spare apron pocket. No. Not there.
“Where could they be?” said Hurkle. He scratched his head. Then he heard something.
It was coming from the Christmas tree.
Hurkle climbed up the branches to take a look. He found Hiccup hiding behind a chocolate coin. He had taken a few nibbles while he was waiting to be found! So Hiccup and Hurkle decided to take a break and have a few more nibbles.
“So where oh where can Pudding be?” thought Hurkle. Then something caught his eye. Down below him he could see my special Christmas Eve black boots. One of them appeared to be moving! Hurkle scampered down to take a closer look. Sure enough, one of the boots had grown a tail!
“Found you!” said Hurkle. He tugged on Pudding’s tail.
“Oh good,” said Pudding. “I’m stuck!”
Ho! Ho! Ho! Hiccup and Hurkle had to push and pull very hard to get Pudding out of the boot.
“I’ve heard of Puss in Boots,” laughed Hurkle. “But I’ve never heard of Puss Stuck in Boots!”
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