Twins Lucy and Jane were the last children to be involved
in Christmas. They did think it was a silly Idea for Mr. Christmas (Father
Christmas, of course) to jump down the chimneys and give them their
presents. They didn't hold a brief for such superstitious nonsense.
Anyway, it was their custom and they had to follow it. The twin's mum
was making roast beef and hot chocolate pudding. The presents (which
were a lot) for the twins had been kept under the Christmas tree, which
was decorated with balls, candles and a lot of other things. After dinner,
they had a flask of coffee before going to bed. When the Twins said
goodnight to their parents, Mum and Dad smiled mysteriously but said
not a word. As they were getting ready for bed, Lucy said- "Do
you know why Mum and Dad were smiling that strange smile, Jane?"
I do not, said Jane, but it was weird. Well, chortled Lucy, let's get
ready for bed and wait for the silly Mr. Clause to give us our presents.
Oh, yes, said Jane and together laughing, they put out the light. And
were soon fast asleep. Well, Jane and Lucy must be fast asleep but Mummy
and Daddy were not. They were busy writing a letter to Father Christmas
telling him to pay a visit to the twins. Any magic can happen on the
Christmas eve and Mum and Dad said some magic words and the letter flew
to Father Christmas. These were the magic words:
( December 2002 )