If you didn’t catch yesterday’s post, you will want to read that one first. It is Dewey Makes a Bet!
Oh the day that Dewey had been dreading had come. Dewey wanted to snuggle down in his bed more and just sleep the day away, but he couldn’t. There was no way he could, due to the man-servant whistling a happy tune all morning long! Oh why did Dewey’s horse have to lose the race. Jaxon was barely talking to him. He had clobbered Dewey over the head when they both saw the man-servant’s horse cross the finish line first. Yes, Dewey had dug a fine hole for himself this time. Now just to get out of it as quickly as he could!
Odessa was going to meet them at the fairgrounds that afternoon. She had kept fluffing her feathers when Dewey and Jaxon were around her. Kept saying how much they were going to enjoy the Magic Wheel. She was supposed to be a WISE owl, but Dewey was seriously doubting her wisdom at this present moment!
The clock struck 2:00, it was time to go. The man-servant came over to Dewey and Jaxon asking if they were all ready for some fun. What did he expect them to say? Dewey swatted at him, for he deserved it. The man-servant only laughed as they headed out the door.
As they walked the man-servant kept encouraging them to go faster, for didn’t they want to get there. He couldn’t stop laughing at the way that Dewey and Jaxon looked. That was OK, let him laugh. Dewey was plotting and thinking of a bet where he was guaranteed to win. He hadn’t thought of it yet, but it would surely come!
They reached the top of the hill and they could see the Magic Wheel in the distance. Jaxon started turning around and the Man-servant grabbed him, saying, “Oh no, you don’t!” Jaxon glared at Dewey. Yes, Dewey knew he would owe Jaxon big time.
Odessa was sitting on top of the Magic Wheel. She came flying down as they walked up to it. She was smiling broadly and she even had a mouse for Dewey! Dewey’s eyes brightened, but then he realized that his tummy was too nervous to even eat it. He would save it for later. That is, if there was a later. Dewey was wondering how many lives he had left, could he spare any or would this Magic Wheel take the last one?
They timidly stepped on the wheel and sat down. They were in the middle between Odessa and the Man-servant. Dewey guessed they were afraid that they might try to jump off. OH MY the wheel was starting to move. It was going higher. Jaxon clenched once again to Dewey and gave him a, “You are so in for it!” look! Dewey closed his eyes as they got closer to the top. He couldn’t see how Odessa and the man-servant could be smiling and actually be enjoying this Terror Wheel. Dewey always thought they were crazy, now he knew it for sure! Aah!They were on their way down finally! Now it would soon be over and Dewey slowly opened his eyes. Jaxon’s face still had a wild look to it. He wasn’t blinking or moving a muscle.
They reached the ground and Dewey jumped up, but fell back down into the seat as the wheel took off again! What was going on? Dewey turned his eyes onto the man-servant and told him that he hadn’t agreed to 2 rides! Sweet Odessa was laughing and the man-servant had that sly smile on his face, as he said, ” Sorry, but you really never specified how many rides it would be. Since you didn’t choose, Odessa and I made the decision for you. How does 12 spins around sound?
Dewey opened his mouth but nothing came out. Instead he ended up biting his tongue as Jaxon swatted him. “Hey!” Dewey yelled, “Swat Odessa and the man-servant,not me!” Jaxon shook his head and said, “NO, This was your idea, you said, OH Jaxon, no worries I am certain that my horse will WIN!”
Dewey was sitting and stewing. Oh the thoughts that were going round and round in his head, as he literally went around and around! They would be sorry! The Terror Wheel was slowing down again; Dewey held his breath wondering if this was the 12th time around yet. He had lost count, he was counting the number of butterflies in his stomach each time that the wheel would go up really high.
YES!!! The ride had stopped and the man-servant and Odessa got up to step out. Poor Jaxon was stumbling around, Jackalopes tend to get dizzy easily. He finally gave up and laid down. The man-servant turned to Odessa with a grin, and said how he guesses it was a good thing that they stopped at 4 times around.
They all rested for a little, waiting on Jaxon and letting Dewey catch his breath. Odessa gave a bag to Dewey. It actually had 6 mice inside! Dewey suddenly remembered how hungry he was! Once Jaxon regained his balance Dewey gave him some mice which got a smile out of Jaxon. A smile was always good, at least Dewey knew that he wouldn’t get choked yet by Jaxon.
Odessa had to go and hunt for some shrews for supper, so she said her goodbyes, thanking her friends for a delightful day. The other 3 made their way home and chatted as they walked, but kept the Terror Wheel out of the conversation!
OH HOME, SWEET HOME! Dewey was so anxious to see his comfy bed. He plopped down. It felt so good to lay on something that was not moving! He quickly dozed off into dreamland. Was he still dreaming? He smelled something. Gradually he opened his eyes and he still smelled it, he must not be dreaming! Oh his stomach was rumbling again.
He saw the man-servant coming with something in his hand. It was CARP, Dewey’s eyes were really wide open now. A day of mice and Carp, perhaps the day hadn’t been so awfully bad. Dewey smiled, he knew the man-servant had a kind heart; in spite of all the slyness and mischief that was in it. As if the man-servant had read Dewey’s mind, he said, ” You are welcome.. you did well on the ride!” Dewey purred and started to bite into the delicious Carp. The man started walking away, but said, “Eat up…so you will be ready for our midnight ride on the wheel. Exciting, eh?” Some of the Carp came back out of Dewey’s mouth, as he bit his tongue once again!