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Mystery in Winter Fairy Land

Hercule Poirot entered Santa Claus’s large factory, shivering with cold. The great detective looked back and saw Frosty the Snowman grinning with delight. Hercule brushed off the snow from his impeccable suit, wiped his dainty shoes and arranged his moustache. Though he was in full trimming, he wondered why he was summoned to Winter Fairyland at the North Pole. elves came out dancing around him singing Jingle Bells. “Ho, Ho, Ho,” cheered Santa. “So, you’ve arrived. A sirop de menthe for the great detective. He needs to warm up.” Always polite, Hercules asked, “You need my services, Monsieur?” “Of course. We have a sledge full of toys. Christmas is tomorrow. Tonight we must deliver the toys. Six reindeer are ready, but the leader, Rudolph has lost the red from his nose. Who will guide the sledge?” Poirot almost had apoplexy. To be driven in the cold with sleigh bells ringing and losing his concentration, all because of a red nose? But he was a man of honour and so he investigated. Rudolph had a cold, and someone gave him medication. The red on the nose disappeared. What to do? Rudolph came in quietly and saw the glass of sirop. Poirot offered the glass to Rudolph who began to lick it. Lo and behold, the nose turned red. Santa and the elves danced. A great feast took place including the turkey with its trimmings. Afterwards, Santa offered Poirot a drive back home. “Don’t worry, you won’t have to enter any chimney,’ laughed Santa. Sledge bells rang, a bottle of the best sirop was given to the detective and Rudolph drove Hercule home. “Happy Christmas,” shouted the elves. And another Poirot mystery was easily solved. With apologies to Agatha Christie.

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Date: 12/1/2022 2:29:00 PM
Brrrrr, so frosty, Victor. It feels like a real classic and a plus to have combined it with your own wonderful Christmas Story! Love that! Happy Holidays
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Date: 11/29/2022 7:31:00 AM
Delightful my friend! So cute and clever! hugs :)
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Date: 11/24/2022 9:29:00 AM
Clever, so clever and so awesomely cute, I love this poem Victor - i think that world wide, Agatha Christie's and her fictitious Hercule Poirot are very well known. so well penned my Friend, and so clever to involve Santa! Hugs and blessings, Jennifer,
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Date: 11/22/2022 10:24:00 PM
I knew you still had enough puff in you and brain power to produce a gem like this. David in NZ suitably impressed.
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Date: 11/20/2022 10:50:00 PM
This was so much fun, Victor!
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Date: 11/20/2022 4:01:00 PM
love your fun Xmas story, Victor.
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Date: 11/20/2022 1:36:00 PM
Victor, a cute story, enjoyed!
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Date: 11/20/2022 10:51:00 AM
A Christmas story this fun, mysterious and entertaining, is sure to bring smiles and delight to people young and old. :)
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Date: 11/20/2022 8:30:00 AM
Victor, you have a really active imagination. That was quite the puzzle, and you solved it very well. Well done
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Date: 11/20/2022 6:59:00 AM
Excellent work my friend
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Date: 11/20/2022 6:05:00 AM
- Hooray for the nose to turn red again ... Christmas is saved ... an enjoyable poem, Victor :) - hugs
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Date: 11/20/2022 5:17:00 AM
Mysterious and entertaining. Well done, Victor.
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Date: 11/20/2022 4:00:00 AM
Now that's a mystery well solved, Victor, you have quite the imagination:)
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Date: 11/20/2022 3:23:00 AM
Ahhh!! Hercule saved the day. Awesome. Poor Rudolph and a cold on Christmas eve. I hope he gets well soon. Sara. Soupmail
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Date: 11/20/2022 2:39:00 AM
Lol brilliant narrative Victor, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Rudolphs red nose. I'm sure Mrs Christie is looking down smiling. Tom
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