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The Mystic Princesses and the Missing Turkey Part 4

Thank you for making it this far! If you are just joining in, please read the posts in the following order to better enjoy The Mystic Princesses’ turkey hunt.

Prior Posts:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

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 The Mystic Princesses and the Missing Turkey Part 4

“I guess Scary Shark is up to his old tricks,” Janna said.

“Let’s follow him,” Harmonie said. “Maybe there is a reason he took the turkey. Things aren’t always as they seem.”

Since Coral helps the girls swim underwater without scuba gear, they were able to follow Scary Shark. They swam quietly so he wouldn’t hear them, and were surprised when they arrived at his shiver!

“I brought food for tomorrow,” he said.

“Son, your brothers and sisters are hungry and will be happy to have food,” his mother said. “I’m afraid to ask where you got a turkey as that is most unusual.”

“It is a delicacy for those who walk on land,” he confessed. “And I took it from those who have enough to give it to my brothers and sisters, who are hungry. The others won’t miss it.”

“Stealing is wrong, even if it is for the right reason. You must return it first thing tomorrow. I am quite disappointed in you.”

Scary Shark was sad that he upset his mom when he was trying to help his brother and sister. It was terrible seeing them go to bed hungry at night. The next morning he planned to return the turkey, but the princesses had a different plan.

The Mystic Princesses swam back to the castle to get the time travel watch. They wanted to find a way to help Scary Shark without him knowing that they’d seen his secret. Not being able to provide for one’s family hurts. They now knew that it was possible that he acted like a bully because he was hungry and he didn’t know how to help his family.

“Let’s go back to earlier today before Scary Shark stole the turkey. We will meet him while he is on the way to Coral’s house,” Catie said.

The Mystic Princesses and the Missing Turkey Part 4
Illustration from The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool

Coral agreed. “When we see Scary Shark we will invite him and his family to come over for Thanksgiving dinner. My father won’t mind. We will tell Scary Shark that Chronos is joining us and we think he would like Chronos. He won’t need to know that we have found his secret.”

“Yes, sometimes bullies act that way to preserve their pride,” Harmonie agreed.

The girls were thankful they solved the case of the missing turkey and found a way to make Scary Shark feel better.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Mystic Princesses!

 

Discussion Questions

 

1. What can you do to ensure you have the correct information before forming an opinion?

2. What can you do to help people who are hungry?

3.  Why are you thankful?

4. When did you last tell a special person that you appreciate them?

5. Who has made you happy and who have you made happy?