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The Curse of
the Cheese Pyramid: Fact or Fiction?
Stilton was in for a shock when he arrived at his office early
last month. His grandfather, the legendary founder of Rodent's
Gazette, had returned. His first order of business was
to send Geronimo on an assignment to Egypt to report on the
Great Cheese Pyramid. Said Geronimo: "Well, it isn't
every day I get to travel to Egypt and cross the desert on
a camel, now is it?"
was no way the trip would be easy Geronimo's grandfather,
also known as "Cheap Mouse Willy," had booked him
on Dirt Cheap airlines. Geronimo found himself seated in Class
Z, which meant no movies, no Cheesy Chews, and no trips to
the rest room. Geronimo's seat didn't even come with a seat
belt although, it did come with a complimentary parachute
and life jacket.
a fur-raising trip, Geronimo landed safely in Egypt, where
he hopped onboard his camel and set out to find the Great
Cheese Pyramid. There he met Professor Alrat Spitfur, his
guide, who told him of the pyramid's famous curse: Anyone
who disturbs the sacred sanctity of the pharaoh's tomb will
immediately fall victim to a terrible fate.
first instinct was to turn back: "I'll do anything for
a story - unless it involves heights, haunted houses, booby
traps, or curses. Especially curses."
was too late. Before Geronimo could squeak in protest, the
professor dragged him into the tomb where he got the
scoop of a lifetime! When he returned to Mouse Island, he
filed his story and found a way to save the paper from his
grandfather's cheap ways!
How to Survive
a Visit to Cannycat Castle
On a dark
and stormy October night, Rodent's Gazette editor Geronimo
Stilton found himself stuck in the one place every mouse fears
- the middle of Dark Forest. The Dark Forest is a very scary
place, even for the bravest mice. "And as most mice know,"
Mr. Stilton says, "I am a bit of a 'fraidy-mouse."
car broke down in the middle of the forest, and what had begun
as a simple trip to visit his favorite aunt quickly turned
into a terrifying battle for survival. So when he spotted
the tall towers of a castle through the trees, he quickly
sought shelter there for the night.
soon discovered that this was no ordinary castle. Flying from
the tallest tower was a flag with a picture of a cat's paw
on it! The doorbell made a meowing sound, and inside Mr. Stilton
found all sorts of unusual items, including a sign mentioning
"Bigpaw Cannycat" not a name you hear every
day on Mouse Island.
time, Geronimo's fur was standing on end from fright. He smelled
a story. He called his sister Thea to help him investigate.
With the help of his sister, his cousin Trap, and his nephew
Benjamin, Geronimo uncovered one of the most shocking stories
to come out of Mouse Island in centuries! He even made it
out of the castle with his tail intact. But that, dear reader,
is another story
The Yeti: Too
Fond of His Fur?
of monsters are never-ending. Who hasnt heard of the
Lochmouse Monster or the Abominable Snowrat? But what about
the infamous yeti known as Bigfoot? The idea of anything with
a foot bigger than a cat's paw is frightening indeed. Which
is why it came as a surprise when Geronimo Stilton said he
was going to Mouse Everest to find this creature.
explained that, "my good friend, Professor Pierre von
Volt, called to ask for my help. Weve been friends for
a long time, and I'd do anything for him. So when he called,
I knew I had to face my fears [of heights
and do it."
of us familiar with Geronimo, we know this was not an easy
choice. Heading off to the snowy mountains, inhabited by a
possibly dangerous yeti, was definitely very brave decision!
Geronimo didnt have to go alone. He was joined by his
cousin Trap, sister Thea, and nephew Benjamin. Climbing
those mountains was the most difficult thing Ive ever
had to do, said Geronimo. I would never have made
it without my family.
certainly worked out well for the Stiltons. Not only was Geronimo
able to lend a helping hand to his old friend, but he also
made a remarkable discovery - the bones of a prehistoric and
extinct Woolly Mammoth, buried deep within a block of ice!
returning to Mouse Island, the Stiltons have donated the Woolly
Mammoth to the Mouse Museum of Natural History.
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