A parcel's arrived in the village addressed to Mr M Owen.... Toby and Zak who had taken it from the postman and put on the table were studying it .
" Who is M Owen ? " wonders Zak
" Michael?" say Toby " Or maybe Maurice!"
"We don't have anyone called Michael or Maurice !" says Zak " Maybe it's for Marcella?"
" Its says MISTER M " says Toby
" Oh Yes " mumbles Zak turning red..
"I think we should open it " whispers Toby
"Why are you whispering ? " Zak whispers back
" Well because we don't want anyone to know it was us that did it "
"I am not opening it "Says Zak loudly " It's not addressed to me!"
"OK OK !" says Toby " no need to get your pants in a twist it was just an idea!"
"It could be for one of the bears " says Zak " Like Mossy !"
"What could be for like Mossy ? " questions Mossy appearing at the side of the parcel
"Nothing!" says Toby
"This Parcel" say Zak at the same time
"What Parcel ? " asks Mossy
" The one you are standing next to!" Toby giggles
"Oh That parcel " says Mossy " I thought you meant another one "
He goes round to the front and looks intently at the label . He is not very good at reading but he knows his name when he sees it and the parcel definitely as the letter M after Mr.
"Yes it for me " he says turning back to the boys "Thank you for looking after it for me , you can go now!"
"But Don't you want to open it ? " ask Zak
"Yes " continues Toby " and see what's inside? We can help you open it. It's quite big for a little fellow like you !"
" No thank you " states Mossy firmly " Mrs Mum said NO ONE and that includes BEAR's can open anything until Christmas " he finishes sounding just like Mrs Mum
"Well if you are sure " says Toby turning away " hopefully no one else will come along and open for you while you are off eating or something!" then laughing he runs off followed by Zak.
Mossy walks all round the parcel checking to see if there is a small gap he might just be able to look in and see what's inside ! But no luck it's been well sealed for it's trip in the postman's bag and van.
He climbs on top and sits daydreaming about what could be inside! He is so deep in thought he does not hear the new arrivals.
"What are you doing on that box ? " shouts Aimee looking up at Mossy
" None of your business !" says Mossy crossly.
Then he hears " It says here that's it's for Mr M Owen "
He quickly leans over to the other side
" HOY! clear off nosey " he calls down to Gertie who is reading the label
" All right keep your fur on!" she grumbles back.
" How do you know it's for you ? " argues Aimee " May be Mrs Mum's got a new boy coming and he's called a name that begins with M HA!"
Mossy looks worried and then brightens " Because clever clogs , it's from my number one fan , that why!Her name is on the label" he finishes smugly
"Oh" says Aimee disappointed that she's not out witted Mossy " Well lets hope no one opens it before they should , come on Gertie lets go and see if Mrs Mum's finished cooking them honey cakes she promised "
" Yes lets " agrees Gertie walking off with Aimee " just one thing Aimee why are clogs called clever? ..." their voices fade into the distance.Much to Mossy's annoyance he would have like to know why clogs are called clever too!
He decides to lay down and think about what to do about his parcel!
How is he going to stop someone from opening it when he's not there or worse taking it away!!!
He tosses and turns
Twists and grumbles
Stares into space for what seems like hours and hours .......
but is really only ten minutes....
What is a bear to do??? especially when he can smell the delicious smell of honey cakes waffling from the kitchen ! He bets that Aimee left the door open on purpose to try and get him to leave his parcel so she can sneak back and look inside!
He lasts for about another minute before he decides to...
Hide his parcel where no one will find it .......
To be continued......