We got a new reindeer at the North Pole today. Mrs Claus told me recently that it would be an idea to have a few more reindeer in case any of the others got ill. She is a very wise lady and I had to agree.
However, when the newest reindeer arrived I realised that he might not be up for the job. He is a beautiful reindeer but, well, he isn’t very good at flying!
When I took him for a test flight he almost crashed into the house. Then he almost landed in some trees!
I was really disappointed. I didn’t know what to do. So I went in for a hot chocolate and some of those fancy imported marshmallows. I needed to think.
My Grumpy Elf and the new reindeer
It was then that I heard the sound of laughter from the yard. I looked out to see Scunner, the Grumpy Elf, throwing snowballs at the newest reindeer.
I was so upset. Bullying is not allowed at the North Pole! I quickly opened the window.
“Scunner what are you doing?” I shouted.
Scunner turned so quickly, his big feet got tangled in his long lab coat and he fell onto his bottom.
“Santa, I was just playing.” He stammered.
“You are bullying the poor animal.” I was getting quite upset.
“No, I’m not,” Scunner began to sob. “He’s my new pal. We were playing.”
And then the reindeer surprised me. He gave Scunner’s face a great big, wet lick! Then the reindeer gently pulled Scunner to his feet.
“I’ve called him Tumshie,” Scunner said and the reindeer bleated in agreement.
I felt really bad. Here I had jumped to a conclusion and that was not a good thing to do.
I don’t know what we’ll do with Tumshie yet, but it’s very nice to see new friendships start.
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