I have been getting VERY worried about my missing magic key. Without it, I wouldn’t be able to deliver presents Christmas Eve! I hope this latest email from Scunner the Grumpy Elf has good news in it.
The Professor fixed your sleigh and we started our long journey home. I felt like crying and Glaikit looked so sad. We had lost your key and worse, we had lost poor Birly. Tumshie was so tired, but brave and he pulled us back North.
We could see Africa below us and I wondered if we should look there. The Professor said that it was such a big place. Even if they were there it would be impossible to find them. On we flew.
The Professor was trying to think of ideas. Some way that we could find them all but without his laboratory we were stuck.
“If only we could call her phone.” Glaikit said.
My cousin Glaikit, he’s awfy CLEVER!
I had my cell phone with me. I hadn’t used it since we started looking for your key. I brought it out and switched it on. There was a signal and I dialled Birly’s number.
It rang and it rang for ages.
“Hello?” She finally answered. “Scunner, is that you?”
My heart leapt. I was so happy and I asked her where she was.
“I don’t know. It’s hot and there’s a castle and I can hear music. I saw a huge mouse the other…”
We had lost signal. A castle, music and a huge mouse? Where can she be?
This is wonderful news!
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