Lost in the snow

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Children Stories  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: November 25, 2017

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Lost in the snow

 

John was very unhappy. His birthday had been a great event. All his friends came. There was a big cake. Mom and dad had even invited a magician. His friends bought many good presents but still John was looking sad. “What is it John?”, mom asked as she was cleaning up the place after all the kids had gone and all the mess had been cleared. “Nothing”, said John and he went upstairs to his bed. Mom noticed that he was quite gloomy. She went upstairs to tuck him in and decided to have a talk with him. “Didn't you like your birthday John?”. “I did mom, everything was really nice”, John replied. “Then what's wrong? Why do I think that you are sad about something?”. “Well mom, actually I had wanted something else for birthday” said John. “What do you mean, we got you the video game that you'd always wanted”, said mom. “Actually mom, I did not want the video game. I wanted to have pet cats for birthday instead”. “Oh, dear John” cried mom. “Cats? you really want cats?”, “yeah mom”, John blushed. “I really do”, “Well John, we’ll have to see about that later, for now why don’t you try to get some sleep”. She kissed him and said goodnight.

 

John looked outside the window. It was almost winter but the first snow had not fallen. It was so cold today, maybe snow would fall at night, he thought. He remembered his grandma once saying that if you wish upon the first falling snow then your wish would come true. He prayed hard and wished for cats.

 

Maybe grandma was really right. Maybe they were little snow angels who listened to good kids’ wishes and fulfill them, because that night, as John finally fell asleep, snow started falling. A little after midnight a van from the local animal shelter passed near John’s house. The driver couldn't see well in the falling snow and hit the curb. He went unconscious and didn’t know that the latch on the back door opened. He was transporting three homeless cats to the shelter. The cats came out and found their way to John’s house. They crossed the yard and reached the garage. The cats were feeling very cold. They looked around and found a small opening that led inside the garage. They squeezed themselves to get through the opening. Once inside, they saw a big old truck and got inside the bonnet.

 

In the morning, when John woke up he heard his mom and dad talking to each in a worried tone. “What happened mom,” John asked. “There are cats inside the truck’s bonnet John”, she replied. “What?” John couldn’t believe his wish had come true. He ran towards the garage and looked inside the truck. He could hear the cats, but couldn't see them. His dad followed him and said, “John they are stuck between the pipes, we need somebody to come and help us to get them out so we have asked Uncle George to come over.” Uncle George was not only his father's brother but he was also a car mechanic, he would surely know how to get the cats out. John heard the doorbell rang. “That must be uncle George”, he cried. He went to call him in. Uncle George started examining the car. He lied down under bonnet and started working with his tools. Soon he was able to get all the three cats outside. John was very excited. The cats looked scared. His mom and dad helped him to take them inside, near the warm fire-place. They gave them milk to drink. The cats were very hungry. They drank up the milk very quickly. After a while, when they were not scared anymore, they started roaming around the house.

 

They went to John's room and started checking out his stuff toy collection. Then they went into his mom and dad’s room. The little one got inside his mom's knitting basket and soon was tangled-up with the yarn balls. Johns mom came up and scolded him. She said, “Look John, this is not how it's going to be if you have cats around”. John quickly cried, “I am going to fix it up right now,”. He picked up everything and tidied the room up.

 

His mom got happy. “You are a good boy John, I think I will let you keep these cats”, she said. John cried with happiness. It was the best birthday ever, he thought. 


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