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Many Betty MacDonald fan club fans from all over the World are very happy and grateful.
Very much beloved Betty MacDonald fan club honor member - the one and only Mr. Tigerli - is back.
The very witty and charming story has been written by Betty MacDonald fan club honor member, artist and author Letizia Mancino.
Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mary Holmes translated the story in English language and did an excellent job as always.
Thanks a million and Merry Christmas dearest Letizia Mancino, Mary Holmes and Mr. Tigerli.
You are really the best team in Betty MacDonald fan club history.
We are delighted!
Read and enjoy.
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Christmas with Mr. Tigerli
Copyright 2015 by Letizia Mancino
translated by Mary Holmes
All rights reserved
He is in Maine, Betty!
B: What on earth is Mr. Tigerli doing in Maine?
He is spending Christmas in the “The Jackson Laboratory” in Bar Harbor.
B: Isn’t it too cold for him there?
He has his winter coat and a wooly hat! It is not much colder in Maine than on Olympus!
B: Is he alone?
Yes, and he hasn’t taken his motorbike.
B: And the beautiful Greek girl?
She doesn’t celebrate Christmas. A Greek goddess isn’t a Christian.
B: I have already heard something of this world famous Institute on Mount Desert Island!
Yes Betty! It’s a cats’ paradise. There are six million mice there. More than anywhere else in the world!
B: Six million! Oh my god, and all sitting around under the Christmas tree?
Yes, they are all related to each other!
B: And they are waiting for the Christmas presents to be handed out?
B: Oh god, and they all want to have their Christmas dinner at the same table?
B: How many tons of cheese would one need for such an enormous family?
Mr. Tigerli will invite them all to dinner.
B: Rockefeller could not be more generous.
Neither could Pope Franciscus.
B: Aren’t the mice afraid of our cat?
He has disguised himself as the Christmas tree.
B: That would certainly suit him well!
As a Christmas present he will let all the six million mice free. The mice will be absolutely overjoyed.
B: Has our little friend already drunk too much mulled wine?
Happy, happy, cats and mice