TALL ELF AND FREDERICK TO THE RESCUE, Part III
The next morning, Frederick the Third’s shoulders slumped even more. “Oh no!” he said. “We’ll never get the medicine to Anna now!” The ground was covered with a thick, white blanket of snow.
Just then Tall Elf jogged up to the house, dragging a strange contraption. “We’ll certainly get the medicine to Anna now!”
“What do you mean?” Frederick asked, rushing outside to stare at the contraption Tall Elf was dragging.
It was flat and one end curved up. A string was attached to the curved end.
“I saw the children of the Big People play on these last winter,” said Tall Elf. “So I made one. It works like a dream on snow. I believe it’s called – a sledge.”
They picked up the bottle and put it on the sledge. Tall Elf held the string. “You push the back,” he told Frederick.
It began sliding up the hill. They pushed and pulled it all the way to the top without needing to rest.
The bottle just fit through the crack under the door of Anna’s house. They found Anna lying, pale and white, in a room at the end of a long hallway.
“We’re just in time,” whispered Tall Elf.
They fed Anna the pills and stared anxiously into her face for any signs of improvement. Then they heard footsteps in the hall. Big people footsteps. “Quick, hide!” said Tall Elf.
Anna’s father and a doctor had entered the room. The doctor took Anna’s temperature. Then he listened to her heart. Then he took her temperature again.
“Why doctor, it looks like you’ve seen a ghost!” said Anna’s father.
“She’s getting better,” said the doctor. “I don’t believe it – she’s getting better.”
Tall Elf beckoned to Frederick from their hiding place behind the bookshelf. “Come, Frederick the Third,” he said. “Our work here is done.”
The End! (A little different from my other Stories, huh? Hope you enjoyed it!)