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The Mystic Princesses and the Missing Turkey Part 4

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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?

 

The Mystic Princesses and the Missing Turkey Part 2

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The Mystic Princesses and the Missing Turkey Part 2

The Original Thanksgiving

The Mystic Princesses and the Missing Turkey Part 2The Mystic Princesses awoke to find themselves lying in a cornfield. “Where are we?” Coral asked the others. The last thing she remembered was twisting the crown of the watch that Chronos, the God of Time, had given to her.

“The watch must have made us fall asleep while we were transported back in time,” Coral said. “Now that’s the way to travel.”

Catie, who is the Goddess Iris’ daughter said, “Hey! I like traveling on my rainbows.”

“Yes, it is fun when you turn us into birds, and we fly to the top of the rainbows and slide down,” Harmonie said trying to make Catie feel better.

“I don’t know, but I think we might be at the original Thanksgiving. Look over there,” Breanna said.

The Mystic Princesses looked toward the direction Breanna gestured and gasped. They saw deer, corn, and shellfish laid across wooden tables. It seemed that the settlers and Indians were having a feast.

“Look at our clothes!” Janna said. “We are dressed like the early settlers over there.” The girls noticed that the settlers’ clothes were brightly colored and that the men did not have buckles on their shoes.

Stories Change Over Time

“We were only supposed to go back one day and find our turkey,” Catie said. “I wonder why we are here. Nearly everything we’ve been taught is a lie.”

“I don’t think our history books meant to lie to us,” Janna said. “But perhaps we can see how stories change as they get told over time, depending on the storyteller’s beliefs and the records that are available at the time.”

“Wow, that’s a lot to think about. At least they have turkey,” Breanna said.

“Well, Janna’s mom is Mother Nature, so she was probably watching over the first Thanksgiving,” Coral said.

“Yes, my mom has told me all of this before. But no one wanted to hear it because it went against everything they’d been taught.”

“Perhaps we should do our own research and check the source in the future before we believe everything we are told,” Harmonie added.

“That certainly applies to information we read on the internet,” Catie said.

“Our turkey isn’t here. Let’s try again,” Coral said winding the crown of the time travel watch. “I hope we get our normal clothes back when we go home.”

The princesses laid down to get ready for their next adventure because they didn’t want to fall when the time travel watch made them sleep again.

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An Activity While You Wait For Your Turkey

The Mystic Princesses have special powers from their mythological parents.  Can you match the princesses to their powers? The answers can be found here, but please try to match them first.

 

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Part 3
Part 4

 

 

 

 

 

The Mystic Princesses and the Missing Turkey Part 1

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The Mystic Princesses and the Missing Turkey Part 1

The Mystic Princesses and the Missing Turkey Part 1“It’s time to make the turkey,” King Neptune called out as he went to the kitchen.

The Mystic Princesses washed their hands and met King Neptune. Harmonie opened the refrigerator and saw a gaping hole where the turkey was sitting the night before. “Where’s the turkey?”

“In the refrigerator, where we left it.””

”Umm, no it isn’t.”

The other girls rushed to the refrigerator and stared at the empty space.  “Well this is going to be a rotten Thanksgiving,” Breanna said.

“It will be what you make it,” King Neptune replied. “If you look for the bad, it will be bad. If you look for something good, you will see the good.”

“I wonder if anything else is missing,” Catie said as she headed  toward the living room.

”We’ll check the other rooms,” Janna said.

King Neptune and the Mystic Princesses inventoried the castle and met in the living room, where they discussed each room they’d checked and learned nothing else was missing. The girls were puzzled by the missing turkey. They were also upset that they would not celebrate with their traditional feast.

Chronos 

The old Grandfather Clock chimed and shook rattling the door open and spilling the God Chronos onto the floor. “When are you going to get a new clock, Neptune?” He laughed as he straightened his hair and clothes.

“Chronos, how wonderful you could make it! I am afraid we will have to improvise our dinner a bit though. Our turkey seems to be missing.”

“Then I’m glad I came. I might be able to help.” Chronos pulled an old watch from his pocket and handed it to Neptune’s daughter, Coral.

She turned it over and looked at the inscription. “Today is a but one moment in limited time. Be thankful now for those you love, because love is forever.”

“May I ask who gave this to you?”

“I just had it made for all of you.”

The girls stared at Chronos and asked why they’d need a pocket watch.

“It’s not just a watch. If you turn the nob on the side, which is called the crown, it will allow you to travel through time. Perhaps you can go back to yesterday and find your missing turkey.”

“What if we can’t find our way back to today?”

“Oh, you will be fine. Just keep trying. Make it an adventure. Find your turkey, and when you get home, we will have dinner.”

 

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The Mystic Princesses and the Missing Turkey Part 1

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I’d like to invite you to come back for the upcoming posts and to find out whether The Mystic Princesses find their missing turkey:

Upcoming Posts:
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4