Vamp Saves Christmas

Vamp was strolling through the park in Transylvania. It was a week before Christmas and it was a little bit chilly. Vamp pulled up the collar on his jacket. He turned to take the cobblestone pathway to the left. He heard someone crying.

“Oh dear,” said Vamp, crouching down beside Veronica, a little girl that lived next to him. “Veronica, why are you crying?”

“Well,” said Veronica. “Mother is sick with the flu. I need to talk to Santa Claus. I asked him to bring me a doll for Christmas. I need to tell Santa to bring some medicine for Mother instead.”

“I see,” said Vamp. “I just happen to know Santa. I am pretty sure I can get to him in time to get your order changed.”

“Really,” said Veronica. “Is that because you are a good vampire?”

“Yes,” said Vamp. “Now, how about I take you home to your mother?”

“Okay,” said Veronica, taking Vamp’s hand.

Vamp and Veronica walked hand in hand to her apartment. Vamp saw that Veronica’s mother was very ill. He also noticed there was no Christmas tree setup.

“I am going to go talk to Santa,” said Vamp. “I will be back in a bit.”

A few hours later, Vamp returned. He had some hot chicken soup and some sandwiches with him. Veronica’s mother was very thankful for the soup. While they were eating, there was a knock on the door. It was a delivery man from a nearby department store.

“I have a delivery for Veronica,” said the delivery man. “It is from Santa Claus.”

Veronica let the delivery man in. First, he handed her a box filled with medicine as well as some food items. Then, he brought in a Christmas tree, some decorations and a few wrapped gifts for Veronica. Veronica was ecstatic. Mother was so grateful.

“Please stay and help us decorate the tree,” said Veronica, tugging at Vamp’s arm.

“Yes,” said Mother. “Please do.”

Veronica and Vamp decorated the tree together.

“It is beautiful,” said Veronica, once Vamp plugged the lights in.

“I have something special just for you,” said Vamp, going out into the hallway and bringing in a gift-wrapped box. “This is for you and if it is okay with your mother, you could open it now.”

“Please Mother,” said Veronica.

“Yes,” said Mother. “You can open just this one.”

“That is the most beautiful doll I have ever seen,” said Veronica, giving Vamp a big hug. “Thank you.”

“You are welcome,” said Vamp.

“This is the best Christmas ever!” cried Veronica, happily.

“You deserve it,” said Vamp.

Moral of this Story:

    • It is good not to be selfish.
    • Example: Vamp’s neighbor, Veronica was willing to give up her Christmas gift to help get medicine for her Mother.
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