Roxanne the Moose 1Bamford
Once there was a moose named Roxanne. Now Roxanne would sometimes get lost as she wandered about here and there and one time she even roamed all the way into Santaâ��s Village at the North Pole.
â��A moose! What a moose at the North Pole!â�� exclaimed Clancy, one of Santaâ��s elves. â��What use is a moose?â��
â��What use is a moose?â�� said Sebastian, another elf. â��Why a moose can eat hay.â��
â��Exactly!â�� said Clancy â��What use is a moose?â��
Santa came to have a look at the lost Roxanne.
â��Iâ��m afraid Iâ��ll have to agree with my elves, Roxanne. What use is a moose? Can you cook?â��
â��No, not really, â�� said the shy Roxanne.
â��Can you fly?â��
â��Iâ��m not sure.â��
â��Can you land nimbly on rooftops?â��
â��Iâ��m not sure.â��
â��Oh dear, sighed Santa, â��Iâ��m sorry,â�� he said ,â�� but Iâ��m afraid a moose is just no use.â��
â��Santa,â�� said Roxanne meekly. â��Yes Roxanne.â��
â��My antlers light up.â��
â��Your antlers light up?â��
â��Yes, Santa,â�� said Roxanne, almost apologetically.
â��Well , said Santa. â��This is a moose of a different colour. But it seems you get lost.â��
â��Iâ��m afraid so, Santa.â��
â��Never mind, so does Rudolph. We only make it through Christmas because one of the elves can read a compass. But can you fly? Try Roxanne.â�� Roxanne lifted her front legs and jumped but Iâ��m afraid that was all she could do.
â��Never mind . We have magic dust that we can sprinkle on you so you can fly. Now letâ��s see those antlers.â��
Roxanne smiled and her antlers lit up. It was glorious to see They sparkled, they danced,
they glowed like Northern Lights.
â��Wonderful Roxanne,â�� said Santa. â��Where did you learn to do that?â��
â��My whole family can do it,â�� said Roxanne. â�� And Santa, the North Pole is nice but after we finish our trip, if we do make a trip, could we save enough magic dust so that I could go back to Toronto, Ontario where my family lives?â��
â��Certainly,â�� said Santa, â��but listen Roxanne, Rudolph hasnâ��t missed a trip in fourty years, so itâ��s most likely that we wonâ��t be able to use you this Christmas. Maybe next Christmas.â��
â��Yes, Santa,â�� said Roxanne. Her heart was breaking.
Just then Kyrik, another one of Santaâ��s elves came rushing into the shed. â��Santaâ��, he said, â��Rudolph says he has a cold in his nose and it wonâ��t light up.!â��
â��Oh no,â�� said Santa. â��Whatever are we going to do? Christmas is just three days away.!â��
â��I know,â�� said Roxanne. â��Let Rudolph sleep and take it easy and Iâ��ll guide Santaâ��s
So thatâ��s exactly what they did and Christmas too they took along Santaâ��s twelve grandchildren and their dogs Ruphus, Raphael and Gabriel.
And everyone said what a fine job Roxanne did and Roxanne was very happy and when the trip was over and they did finally touch down in Toronto, there was Roxanneâ��s family
all lit up and twinkling like sparklers, waiting for her.
So have a very merry Christmas and take care. And if you happen to see any moose prints on your roof top this year donâ��t be surprised. Itâ��s just Roxanne the moose helping Santa out. So Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
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