Yes, you are seeing things right. Yes, I already did a post today, Tuesday’s Thoughts, but do you remember what I said in the beginning of that post? That maybe some surprises would come your way today. Here you go! It is not Saturday, but I decided to do another Dewey story. I didn’t think anyone would mind. Why early? Consider it a bonus feature. Saturday’s story will still be coming. Enjoy the surprise today and find out what surprises Dewey and his friends have coming their way. Nice surprises? Guess it depends on which character you are, eh ? 🙂
The man-servant had been watching Dewey and Jaxon intently as they finished their breakfast. He had overheard them talking last night abut how they had plans for the day. That suited him just fine, for he had plans as well. When he saw them sneak out the door that he had purposely left partially open, he smiled and went about getting ready for his outing.
Jaxon was excited! They were headed into the woods to hunt for squirrels and to jump into huge piles of leaves. Fabulous Fall was here once more.
“Jaxon LOOK OUT!” Dewey’s words were a little too late. SMACK! Jaxon ran straight into the tree.He saw rainbow colored bubbles as he fell backwards, landing on the ground. He laid there for a little bit as Dewey watched him with concern in his eyes.
At last Jaxon spoke as he struggled to get up.”Did you see that Dewey, did you see the tree jump right in front of me?” Dewey nodded, although he really hadn’t seen it happen that way. The next thing he knew Jaxon was pointing at the tree and saying some strange words. POOF! There was red smoke all around and then the smoke cleared. Dewey stood there wide eyed looking at where the tree had been. It was gone! All that remained was a small stump. Dewey had heard Jaxon speak about his magic powers, but he had never seen them up close like that. Jaxon smiled and with a gleam in his eye said how that tree would not be jumping out at him again! Always stay on Jaxon’s good side, thought Dewey, as he made a mental note of it.
Meanwhile back at the house the man-servant was ready to leave. He chuckled and smugly smiled as he thought of how he out-witted Dewey and Jaxon once again.
When he walked out to the back yard he saw Odessa sitting on the gate with her wings fanned out. The man-servant wondered if this was really going to happen, he was excited.
He walked over to Odessa and she asked if he was ready. He said definitely! He was going to fly for the first time ever! They were only taking a short trip this first time, had to see how it would go, but who knows where all they could go eventually. The sky was the limit.
Picking him up with her claws she took off. The man-servant was speechless as they got pretty high. The sensation he felt from looking down over everything was incredible. Yes he was nervous, but this was so very fun! Who else could say that they went soaring with a Wise Owl before??
Yippie! Woo-Hoo! We are having a blast ,thought Jaxon and Dewey, as they jumped until their hearts were content. Suddenly Jaxon’s ears perked up and he sensed something. He told Dewey the time was drawing near, that they had to prepare. Dewey was all ready for it and he joined Jaxon as they silently walked further into the woods.
They piled a vast array of colored leaves into a grand pile that looked so inviting. Standing back from it they gave one final look. Shared a conspiratorial wink and moved behind the tree.
Odessa loudly spoke so that the man-servant could hear over the wind. “And now we will come in for a crash landing!” The man-servant’s heart skipped a beat but he knew Odessa was only joking. At least she better be! Yes, she was, they landed very smoothly. The man-servant didn’t even stumble as he landed on his feet. Nope wasn’t until he tried to walk that he fell forward with his face landing in a mud puddle! He stood up sputtering and Odessa tried her hardest not to laugh, but he did make quite the funny sight.
The man-servant tried to clean up as best he could and Odessa regained her composure ,though she was still silently laughing. Dewey would have loved to have witnessed that she thought. While smiling she heard the man-servant shout, Oh No! Now what did he do?
“Look at that!” The man-servant proudly pointed to the largest pile of leaves he had ever seen. “Well what are we waiting for, let me get on your shoulders and you can take the big jump!, said Odessa. The man-servant let her land on his shoulders and with a 1-2-3 he jumped!
“Now!” shrieked Dewey and Jaxon pulled the magic cord by the tree. Instantly a net dropped over the man-servant and Odessa. As it snugly held them it carried them high up. When it got high enough it stopped and just swung back and forth at a pretty fast rate. The man-servant felt like he was back at the fair again on one of those spinning rides. This was not good!
Dewey and Jaxon were doubled over with laughter. They got to the point where they couldn’t stay standing anymore and fell on the ground. Oh Yes, the man-servant and Odessa should have known how they cannot outwit a clever cat and a magical jackalope! What were they thinking??
They saw Odessa’s flashy wings trying to flutter, but the net was snug, so she couldn’t spread them far. They heard the man-servant sputtering. Jaxon turned towards Dewey and said, “Should we feel sorry for them?” , Dewey shook his head with his cat grin and said, “Nah!” They think they are so wise and sly, let’s just give them a little time to see what they do.
At the same time Dewey was also thinking at how when they do figure a way out, it would be best if Jaxon and him were nowhere in sight! So waving good-bye to their dear friends they turned to leave. Dewey remembered a saying he had heard the man-servant say recently. “The secret to humor is surprise!” Hmm….the man-servant definitely had a point there, for Dewey was pretty certain that Odessa and the man-servant had been very surprised as to what just happened. By them being caught completely off guard it sure did give Jaxon and Dewey quite a wonderful laugh!!! Yes, that was a very wise quote, wise INDEED! With that thought Dewey ran to catch up with Jaxon and his laughter was echoing back to his dear, trapped friends as he went.