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Chunky Monkey's Excellent Christmas Adventure
"Don't worry. The big guy
in red up at the North Pole chose me for this
mission because I love Christmas just as much as he does," said Frosty.
"He also gave me his special ability of coming and going that makes the
trip much shorter. Now close your eyes and say aloud with me, Christmas
is for giving and receiving gifts, but the best gifts are the ones you
give to others."
Chunky Monkey closed his eyes
and repeated Frosty's words. Suddenly he was airborne, no bigger than
Tom Thumb, flying on a seagull
with a tiny Frosty.
"Fanna Banana," said Chunky
Monkey, "I think I have the Christmas spirit already. My nose tickles and
my head tingles, is that a sign?"
All at once, the seagull did a
nose dive. They landed on a big baboa tree. It was just like a giant trampoline.
"No," said Frosty, "a warm
feeling in your heart is the only sign."
"Where are we?" asked Chunky
Suddenly Chunky Monkey realized
he was talking to himself. He was no longer in Africa. In fact, he was
right back where he started, but there was a difference. Now he had the
Christmas sprit. He wasn't thinking about himself, but the good you can
do for others. Especially at Christmas time. He looked for the little toy
elephant in the window and the little doll that had winked at him. This
time he winked back. Then he gave the toy elephant a big Chunky Monkey
"In Zimbabwe, on the continent
of Africa," answered Frosty. "We're here to adopt a baby orphan elephant,
who can't survive by himself in the jungle."
"Santa told me his clan is
gone because too many people like ivory souvenirs," said Frosty, "they're
not on Santa's list!"
"Where will we take him?" asked
"To the zoo, where they will
take care of him," said Frosty.
"There his is, our little orphan
elephant. You can still see his baby fuzz.
I think I also see a tear sliding down his trunk. But we'll fix that, and
when his tusks grow they will never be used for ivory!" said Frosty.
"I have a little brother, his
name is baby Chunky Monkey, and I wouldn't want him to be alone in the
jungle," said Chunky Monkey. "You are a kind and considerate snowman and
understand the true meaning of Christmas."
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