a visit from the North Pole

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - JELLYBEAN JOURNAL -

up to mis­chief if left to their own de­vices.

“But I just could not pass up the op­por­tu­nity to visit the chil­dren at the Red Cross Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal. It is one of the high­lights of my year.”

Mother Christ­mas said: “We’ve been vis­it­ing the hos­pi­tal for many years, so many now that I can’t count any­more. I re­mem­ber when I first came, I still had my fig­ure.”

Fa­ther Christ­mas added: “And we al­ways come be­fore Christ­mas so that we can stay longer and make the visit ex­tra spe­cial. As you know, our rein­deer are ex­cep­tion­ally busy on Christ­mas Eve so they spend this time rest­ing and Mother Christ­mas and I ar­rive in some other in­ter­est­ing way. Re­mem­ber the year we came by heli­copter, dear?”

“Oh I do,” she said. “But the most ex­cit­ing by far was when we paraglided there.”

“My favourite was when we flew in by magic,” in­ter­rupted Fa­ther Christ­mas, “– but mis­cal­cu­lated and ended up on the roof. Ho, ho, ho! Thank good­ness that friendly fire­man was there with a lad­der.”

“But trav­el­ling by magic is so ex­haust­ing,” said Mother Christ­mas. “That’s why our rein­deer can only man­age it once a year.”

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