SURPRISE! It was the crack of dawn at Mouseford Academy. The sun was beginning to come up on the horizon, painting the sky a fabumouse shade of pink. It was a special day for the students at Mouseford: Win
Even though there were no classes on that cold morning, someone had set the alarm clock . . .
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“Time to get up, Pam,” whispered Colette, silencing the sound of the alarm clock and sitting up in bed. “Pam?” How strange. Her roommate’s bed was empty. “Two steps ahead of you, Coco,” Pam said with a grin, appearing at the foot of Colette’s bed, fully dressed. “I’ve been up ! I just could not stop thinking about the surprise breakfast we planned for Nicky and Paulina. And the more I thought about it, the hungrier I got!” Colette chuckled. “Well, this room does smell delicious!”
She got dressed quickly as Pam pulled a wicker basket tied with a bow out of the closet. Then the two girls filled the basket with the muffins they had bought the night before at the .
“It’s perfect, let’s go get Violet,” Colette announced. Just then, there was a gentle knock on the door. “Wow!” Pam said after opening it to discover her friend Violet. “Sorry I sound surprised, Vi. I just can’t believe you woke up this early. We all know how you hate getting up in the morning. Did you bring the supplies?” I’m not a mor nin gm ou se !
“ TA-DA!” said Violet, holding open her canvas bag. Inside was a large thermos of hot water and a tin filled with various types of tea. “I know I’m not a morning mouse, so I planned ahead. I packed everything last night, and all I had to do was roll out of bed and get dressed this morning.” Quietly, the three friends scurried down the hall to Nicky and Paulina’s room. But when they knocked on the door, they were surprised to discover Nicky and Paulina were already up and dressed. “Why are you guys awake?” squeaked Colette. “Your flight to Canada doesn’t leave for hours!” “We were too excited to sleep!” explained Paulina. “But why are you three awake?” Pam held up the basket filled with whisker-licking-good breakfast treats
and announced, “We’re here to surprise our friends who are leaving for Canada . . .