SOCIAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
By Thea Stilton
NEW MOUSE CITY—Around this time last year, their romance
made big news when Clint Froggy, the last of the swashbuckling
movie stars, proposed to rock singer Miss Glenda Mousey.
Today, the wedding bells rang out for the famous pair. All
the celebrities of Mouse Island were there, plus many more
from around the world—including Prince Rarebit and Princess
Camemberta. Here’s an exclusive interview you won’t
read anywhere but in The Rodent’s Gazette.
Thea Stilton: Ms. Mousey, is it true that he came to your
door with a sword and pistol by his side?
Mousey: Uh-huh! He looked just like a pirate!
Froggy: Excuse me, but I don’t want your readers to
get the wrong idea. It wasn’t a real sword and pistol.
They were just some things from the studio prop department.
Thea Stilton: Did he bend down on one knee?
Mousey: Not exactly. He picked me up and put me on his knee!
And he didn’t just come up to my door—he rode
up! On a horse!
Froggy: Yep, my old pinto pony, Lily Pad. Rode him right
through the streets.
Thea: Cool! What next for Mr. and Mrs. Froggy?
Froggy: First, a nice quiet honeymoon down by the brook…
Mousey: And then I’m making him put the horse out to
pasture and buy us a nice new SUV.
CHEESE WAR ON RATISON AVENUE
By Teddy von Muffler
NEW MOUSE CITY — Who makes the world’s smelliest
cheese? That’s the question that led to one of the most
fiercely fought legal battles in New Mouse City history.
It all began when Mama Mouse’s Homemade Cheeses, a
little store on Ratison Avenue, put a sign in the window that
said, “Home of the World’s Smelliest Cheese.”
The sign drew lots of business, so the Gourmet Cheese Shoppe
across the street fought back with a sign in their window
reading, “The World’s REALLY Smelliest Cheese!
All Others Are Imitations!”
Mama Mouse sued, and the case went to court. A consumer researcher
was called in as an expert witness. He testified that, in
a sniff test, 83% of rodents said Mama Mouse’s cheese
That should have ended it, but the Gourmet Cheese Shoppe
decided to make their cheese smellier. They put a new sign
in the window reading, “New Improved! Our Cheese Is
Now the World’s Smelliest!”
So Mama Mouse made her cheese smellier. And so it went, back
and forth, for three months, until drivers in passing cars
were rolling up their windows and everyone on the sidewalk,
even the pigeons, were holding their noses.
So, Mama Mouse’s and the Gourmet Cheese Shoppe declared
a truce. While Mama’s still advertises “The World’s
Smelliest Cheese,” the Gourmet Cheese Shoppe now advertises
“The World’s Runniest Cheese.”
And once again business is booming on Ratison Avenue.
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