For several years now, we have received a Christmas letter from an Elfin correspondent, Siberius Quill. This morning we found the brief, handwritten note below:
It reads as follows:
My Dearest Children!
My apologies for the shortness of this message — accidents happen, even at the North Pole! We were celebrating the Birthday of Brevity Parchment, & let’s just say 1,171 candles and miles of tinsel and wrap do not mix! A more thorough update will follow soon — look for it when you return home.