SNOWBALL FIGHT FOR CHARITY GETS OUT OF CONTROL
By Linda Thinslice
NEW MOUSE CITY — The staff of The Rodent’s
Gazette faced off against the staff of The Daily Rat this
past weekend in a snowball fight to raise money for CheeseAid.
The competition began friendly enough, with team captains
Geronimo Stilton and Sally Ratmoussen tossing the first snowballs
at each other.
Geronimo seemed confident in his puffy parka, despite the
good-natured ribbing he got from the Daily Rat staff
that he looked like a big cheeseball.
“Is that all you got?” he taunted Sally Ratmoussen
as snowballs bounced off his fleece.
The next snowball knocked Geronimo’s glasses off into
a snowbank, and as the disoriented newspapermouse bent over
and hunted in the snow with his paws, his backside was pelted
with countless snowballs.
“Heeeeeeeeeeeeeelp!” Geronimo cried, and his
staff rallied to his aid.
Soon Sally Ratmoussen caught one in the snout and began
shouting, “You’re a dead mouse, Stilton!”
Geronimo, still without his glasses, was forced to hide
behind a tree. At that moment his young nephew Benjamin appeared. “Don’t
worry, Uncle! I’ll save you!” Benjamin climbed
the very tree his uncle was hiding behind and began an aerial
assault, hurling snowballs from high among the branches.
The Daily Rat staff was driven back to the frozen
lake where the ice soon started to crack beneath their weight.
It was Benjamin who saved the day by calling out to them to
get off the ice before they went under. The Daily Rat team
agreed to forfeit so they could be helped off the ice, and
the free-for-all came to an end.
Geronimo Stilton, his glasses finally found, announced that
bowls of hot cheddar soup would be served at the offices of The
Rodent’s Gazette for all the participants. Sally
Ratmoussen countered that hot mugs of melted mozzarella would
be served at the offices of The Daily Rat.
The spirit of friendly competition lives on among the fine
journalists of New Mouse City!
EDIZIONI PIEMME — ITALY