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11/29/09

JOLLY.....


I'm not decent...yelled the little Gnome whilst clutching on to the Dutchess her hair...I am only wearing my hat..
We won't look..we swear,squeaked Miss Moussie...please be a gentlemen and come out of there...
For a minute nothing happened...The Dutchess was standing very still...waiting..and Miss Moussie tried to get a glimpse of the Gnome...where was he...

OK then..said the Dutchess..if you won't come out yourself I will just have to come and get you...and she walked towards the mirror to take a good look..
This helped....suddenly with a big leap the Gnome flew out of the Dutchess hair and disappeared behind a piece of soap..

You better be careful...a little voice said...don't come any closer...I am very dangerous in this condition..

Then tell us dear Gnome what are you doing here in our house at this time of night...asked the Dutchess.
Well...Its the season...answered the Gnome..
The Season, squeaked Miss Moussie ..what do you mean by that...its the season to swim in tomato soup..?
No No..Its the season to be Jolly said the Gnome...But I started of on the wrong foot..I fell out of the cuckoo clock!
You poor thing,said the Dutchess with a smile...are you alright..I do remember you you know..from long ago ...
Then, a little face with a big grin appeared from behind the soap...Yes ,it said..and didn't we have happy times...

The Gnome gathered his clothes...Miss Moussie and the Dutchess politely looked the other way...then the three of them went downstairs.
My dear Fellow..said the Dutchess when they were sitting warmly by the fire in the living room ..Its so good to see you again..but you must tell me...did you really come here to be Jolly..or is there something else we must know...
O goodness,squeaked Miss Moussie..I knew it ,I knew it...this is going to be very suspicious ..she then sat herself closer to the Gnome...looked him in the eye..whilst saying..Well Mister...the truth and nothing but the truth...and no funny business...

5 comments:

Jacqueline said...

I'm so thrilled for our little gnome, he has found favor in your eyes at one time or another and now he has graduated to the fireside. I am captured by your writing and your illustration. I await, the story to unfold. Miss Moussie is about to reveal some truth I suspect. She has a heatlhy dose of curiosity in her.

La Petite Gallery said...

This is such a pleasure to see your work. A wonderful post.
Adorable, Charming, I am putting
you on my blog.

Happy to meet you.

Yvonne

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My dearest....this is so wonderful and your illustration is marvelous! I really, really love this little story and I am enjoying this suspense! Your ending to this chapter is perfect! Leaving us waiting for the next step! Really, that drawing is just adorabale my dearest! MORE MORE MORE! Anita

Rattus Scribus said...

Dear Dutchess

I LOVE your drawing of the Gnome who was caught with his pants down. At least he had the decency to keep is hat on. Although that only seems to indicate that (1) he is more modest about his hair that his... ahem ...birthday suit; or (2) he has washed his hair in years. I look forward to the next installment to see if this Gnome is just wanting to be jolly or if he is up to no good.

Rattus

La Petite Gallery said...

Merry Christmas to all the little
creatures...

Yvonne

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