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Survival Courses: Not for the Weak of Heart

by Thea Stilton, Special Correspondent to The Rodent's Gazette

Have you ever had a family member or friend who became so afraid that he wouldn't even leave his mouse hole? That's the situation I recently found myself in. A close relative of mine, Gary Rat,* became so paranoid that he wouldn't even answer his door! That's when I realized I had to take matters into my own paws.

Who to Turn To
My first thought was to bring Geronimo — I mean Gary — to a psychiatrist. A friend recommended Dr. Shrinkfur, one of New Mouse City's most well-known doctors. But sometimes psychology alone is not enough. Fortunately, I heard about the famous survivalist Penelope Poisonfur. Ms. Poisonfur runs a survival school called "To the Last Whisker." It's especially designed for 'fraidy mice like Geronimo — that is, Gary.

Basic Training
Ms. Poisonfur's course forces mice to deal with their fears by confronting them snout-on. Every week she leads four scaredy mice into Rattytrap Jungle, where they are forced to run twenty miles a day while carrying enormous packs on their backs. For food, the mice dine on ant soup. Other techniques include swinging on tree vines over raging rivers to cure one's fear of heights, and twirling snakes above one's snout to cure one's fear of snakes.

"You've got to show these mice who's boss!" declared Ms. Poisonfur. "Geronimo Stilton was a sniveling wreck when he began our course. He was a disgrace to all of mousekind! But now… well, at least he's not afraid to leave his mouse hole anymore."

As for Geronimo — I mean, Gary Rat — he had this to say: "Well, I'm no longer afraid of flying, the dark, spiders, or snakes. But I am still afraid of cats… and Ms. Poisonfur!"


*Some names have been changed to protect the cowardly.

The Mouse Scoop with Sweetie Cheesetriangle
New Mouse City's hottest source for gossip

Dear Readers,

It's been quite a week for this rodent reporter! New Mouse City's rateratti have been busy as a cat with a ball of yarn. Here's just a few of the hottest headlines from this week in New Mouse City….

  • Who was that caught canoodling at the opening of The Mousetrix Revolutions? Why, could it be on-again, off-again couple Batiffer — also known as Rattifer Lopez and Ben Ratteck? Hmm, is that the chime of wedding bells I hear….?
     
  • Big Mice on Campus? Adorable twins Mary-Rat and Moushley Olsen have just announced that they'll be enrolling at New Mouse University as freshmice next year. Says Mary-Rat, "I can't wait to live in a real-life college dorm. Of course, Moushley and I will be roommates. It just wouldn't be the same without my twin sis."
     
  • Rodent's Gazette special correspondent Thea Stilton was spotted at the Ratropolitan Museum of Art, paw-in-paw with her latest sweetie, Maximilian von Mousefur. Could it be true love at last for Thea, one of New Mouse City's most eligible bachelorettes? We hope so!
     
  • From Cheap Junk for Less to Rats Fifth Avenue? Rumor has it that the notorious mouse mogul Trap Stilton has his eye on the famous retailer, currently owned by Mousald Trump. Better watch your tail, Mousald!

That's it for this week, dear readers! But be sure to tune in next week for the latest on Ratstin Timberlake and Mouseron Diaz.

Yours in cheese,
Sweetie


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