the old lady’s new slippers
the old lady’s new slippers
kind old ladyThe old lady lived alone in a small cottage in the woods. She loved to knit and crochet, and she made all kinds of things for herself and her friends. One day, she decided to make a pair of slippers for herself, since her old ones were worn out and torn. She used some leftover yarn from her previous projects, and she made a pair of cozy and colorful slippers.
She was very happy with her new slippers, and she wore them every day. She felt warm and comfortable in them, and she liked how they looked on her feet. She also received many compliments from her friends, who admired her handiwork and skill.
One night, as she was sleeping, she heard a knock on her door. She got up and opened it, and she saw Santa standing outside. He had a big sack of presents on his back, and he smiled at her.
“Hello, dear lady,” he said. “I’m sorry to disturb you, but I need your help. You see, I have a problem. My sleigh has broken down, and I can’t deliver all these gifts to the children. I need someone to help me fix it, and I heard that you are very good at making things. Would you be so kind as to lend me a hand?”
The old lady was surprised and delighted to see Santa. She had always believed in him, and she felt honored that he had asked for her help. She quickly put on her coat and her new slippers, and she followed him to his sleigh. There, she saw that one of the runners had snapped, and the sleigh was tilted to one side.
“Don’t worry, Santa,” she said. “I can fix this for you. I have some tools and some spare wood in my cottage. I’ll be right back.”
She ran back to her cottage, and she gathered the things she needed. She also took some cookies and milk for Santa, and some carrots for his reindeer. She returned to the sleigh, and she set to work. She sawed and hammered and nailed, and she repaired the broken runner. She also added some decorations to the sleigh, using some of her yarn and buttons. She made it look festive and cheerful, and she hoped that Santa would like it.
She finished her work, and she showed it to Santa. He was very pleased and grateful. He thanked her for her help, and he gave her a hug. He also gave her a present from his sack. It was a beautiful scarf, made of the finest wool and silk. It matched her new slippers perfectly, and she felt very happy.
She offered him some cookies and milk, and he accepted them. He also fed his reindeer some carrots, and he patted them on their heads. He then climbed onto his sleigh, and he prepared to leave.
“Thank you again, dear lady,” he said. “You have saved Christmas for me and for the children. You are very kind and generous, and I appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and I wish you all the best.”
He waved at her, and he drove his sleigh into the sky. He shouted “Ho ho ho!” and he disappeared into the night.
The old lady watched him go, and she felt a warm glow in her heart. She went back to her cottage, and she wrapped herself in her new scarf. She put on her new slippers, and she sat by the fire. She felt cozy and content, and she smiled.
She didn’t notice that a pair of eyes was watching her from the window. It was a goblin, who lived in the woods. He had seen the old lady and Santa, and he had seen the present that Santa had given her. He felt jealous and greedy, and he wanted the scarf for himself. He decided to wait until the old lady was asleep, and then he would sneak into her cottage and steal it.
He waited for a long time, until he saw that the fire had died down, and the old lady had gone to bed. He crept up to the door, and he tried to open it. But it was locked, and he couldn’t get in. He looked around, and he saw a small window. He climbed up to it, and he tried to open it. But it was also locked, and he couldn’t get in. He felt frustrated and angry, and he cursed under his breath.
He was about to give up, when he saw something that caught his eye. It was the old lady’s new slippers, which she had left by the fireplace. They looked warm and soft, and they had bright colors and patterns. He liked them, and he wanted them for himself. He thought that they would fit his feet, and he decided to take them instead of the scarf.
He reached his hand through the window, and he grabbed one of the slippers. He pulled it out, and he put it on his foot. It was a bit tight, but he didn’t mind. He felt cozy and comfortable in it, and he liked how it looked on his foot. He reached for the other slipper, and he pulled it out. He put it on his other foot, and he felt even cozier and more comfortable. He felt very happy, and he grinned.
He was about to run away, when he heard a loud noise. It was the old lady, who had woken up. She had heard the goblin, and she had seen him take her slippers. She was very angry, and she shouted at him.
“Hey, you! Stop right there! Give me back my slippers! They are mine, and I made them myself! How dare you steal them from me!”
She got up from her bed, and she ran to the door. She unlocked it, and she opened it. She saw the goblin, who was still outside. He was wearing her slippers, and he was holding her scarf. He had changed his mind, and he had decided to take both. He was very greedy, and he didn’t care about the old lady.
He saw her, and he laughed. He taunted her, and he said,
“Ha ha ha! Too bad for you, old lady! I have your slippers and your scarf, and they are mine now! You can’t catch me, and you can’t stop me! I’m faster and smarter than you, and I’ll get away with it! Goodbye, old lady, and thanks for the gifts!”
He turned around, and he ran into the woods. He thought that he had escaped, and he felt very proud.
But he was wrong. He had forgotten about the forest animals, who were the old lady’s friends. They had seen and heard everything, and they were very angry. They didn’t like the goblin, and they wanted to help the old lady. They decided to chase him, and to get back her slippers and her scarf.
They followed him into the woods, and they caught up with him. They surrounded him, and they attacked him. They bit him and scratched him and pecked him and stung him. They made him drop the slippers and the scarf, and they took them back. They also made him apologize to the old lady, and they made him promise to never bother her again.
They then returned to the cottage, and they gave the slippers and the scarf to the old lady. She was very happy, and she thanked them. She hugged them and kissed them and fed them some treats. She also put on her slippers and her scarf, and she felt warm and cozy again.
She then went back to bed, and she slept peacefully. She dreamed of Santa and his sleigh, and she smiled.
The forest animals watched over her, and they felt happy too. They loved the old lady, and they wanted to protect her. They also liked her slippers and her scarf, and they thought that they suited her well.
They all agreed that the old lady’s new slippers were the best slippers in the world.