S: The Adventures of Trixie and Lickxie Graber
BC: Once upon a time, deep deep DEEP in the forest lived two of the sniglyest, snuglyest, snoglyest foxes you ever saw. Well about that time, way up in the sky, not doing much of anything, was the biggest, meanest, sharpest clawed, and crookest beaked hawker you ever saw. And then came the sound.... Hooty Hooty Hoo, hooty hooty.
FC: The Adventures of Trixie and Lickxie | Ken Graber
1: This book is written on behalf of the storyteller himself, Ken Graber. The creator and master mind of two of the sniglyest, snuglyest, snoglyest foxes you ever saw.
2: Dedicated to: the grandchildren who spent endless hours before bedtime listening to these treasured stories.
3: Stories from the Forest: The Adventures of Trixie and Lickxie Chapter 1 The Snow Weasel ................................... 4 Chapter 2 Herman the Skunk ................................. 12 Chapter 3 The Forest Snake .................................... 20
4: The Snow Weasel
5: Once upon a time, deep deep DEEP in the forest lived two of the sniglyest, snuglyest, snoglyest foxes you ever saw. And their names were Trixie and lickxie. Well, Trixie was the trickiest fox you ever saw. He would sneak up behind you and scare your socks off. And one thing for sure, he was always in trouble. Now lickxie just loved to snuggle. She would curl up in your lap and lick your nose and ears and just be snugglie all over the place. | Chapter 1 The Snow Weasel
6: Well, one morning Trixie woke up and he was cold. He was a shaken and shiverin and even his teeth were cold. Trixie jumped and ran to the edge of the hollow log. There it was SNOW! Its snowing its snowing. He ran back into the log and jumped on his sister. Wake up wake up Trixie. It's snowing. Trixie was not very happy with her brother but she got anyway and ran to see the snow. Out in the snow they ran. Rollin and jumpin and havin a blast. They threw snowballs at each other, cause this was fun and they loved it. All morning they ran and jumped without thinking where they were going.
7: All of a sudden Trixie stopped in his tracks. He looked for lickxie and she was frozen still. They didn't move but to look at each other. The look they gave each other meant trouble and they both knew they were going to need help. Just ahead searching for food was a snow weasel and he was hungry. Now snow weasels loved foxes and this weasel was hungry. The foxes stood very still and their little hearts were beating like mad. It was time to act and lickxie winked at her brother to let him know it was time for action. When Trixie saw his sister wink he took off running as fast as he could. The weasel saw Trixie start to run and he took off to try and catch him. What a catch this would be Fox for breakfast would be delicious. Trixie was running as fact as he could. Problem was, he did not know for sure where he was running to. He just hoped that lickxie would get help and get it quick.
8: Well about that time, way up in the sky, not doing much of anything, was the biggest, meanest, sharpest clawed, and crookest beaked hawker you ever saw. And he heard, Hooty Hooty Hoo, hooty hooty. Well in the blink of an eye he turned his beak to the earth and with his eagle eye he saw his little buddy Trixie running as fast as he could with the snow weasel hot on his trail. The weasel was getting closer and closer and Trixie was getting tired. Well the hawker knew he had to act fast and act now if he was going to save his little buddy.
9: Well the hawker tipped his wings into the wind, tucked in his tail feathers, pointed his beak at the weasel and down he came. UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU. The weasel was catching trixie and he could feel Trixie's tail on his face. Just a few more steps and it was BREAKFAST TIME. Boom, the hawker hit that weasel in the behind, pecked him on the head and tore off his tail. He picked up that weasel and flew him high over the mountain and dropped him in the rocks.
10: Boy was Trixie happy to see the hawker. He was breathin so hard he could not even talk. Lickxie ran over to the hawker and gave him a good lickin all over his face. Trixie crawled over to the hawker and hugged his toe. The foxes were so happy. Boy were they glad they had such a great friend. As the hawker prepared to take off he reminded the foxes that anytime they need his help just to call hooty hooty hoo and he would come as fast as possible.
12: Herman the Skunk
13: Once upon a time, deep deep DEEP in the forest lived two of the sniglyest, snuglyest, snoglyest foxes you ever saw. And their names were Trixie and lickxie. Well, Trixie was the trickinest fox you ever saw, he would sneak up behind you and pull your sock down or give you a wet willie in the blink of an eye. Trixie was always in trouble and everyone knew who he was. Now lickxie just loved to snuggle. She would crawl on your lap and lick your nose and ears and cuddle up and go to sleep. HER FUR WAS THE SOFTEST OF THE SOFTEST. | Chapter 2 Herman the Skunk
14: Well one day when Trixie and Lickxie were playing out in the meadow, Trixie smelled something. He looked around for Lickxie and there she was, holding her nose. What was this smell? Pew you, what a smell. Who could smell this bad??? Herman? Yup, it was Herman all right. Herman pew you skunk. Well Trixie took off to find Herman, which did not take long because all Trixie had to do was follow the smell. Herman, what are you doing? Trixie asked. Herman told Trixie that he was hunting for some berries because springtime meant ripe berries and Herman sure loved berries. Would you like some Herman asked. Sure why not, said Trixie. OOH were they sweet and Trixie wanted some more. Lickxie joined the two friends and they all took off through the meadow to find more berries.
15: Well they were having such a good time that they did not know what was going on around them. All of a sudden Trixie stopped still in his tracks and put his ears into the wind. Lickxie he hollered do you hear that sound. Lickxie listened and she started to run. A stampede, she hollered, run, run as fast as you can. Trixie hollered to HERMAN, run Herman run. And they all took off. The mustangs were on the stampede and would run over anything that was in their path. And that included Herman; his smell would not stop them. Well Trixie and Lickxie ran as fast as possible to get to the creek and safety. Trixie looked over his shoulder and there were the horses and there was Herman.
16: But the mustangs were getting closer and closer. Trixie knew this called for action and it would have to be quick or Herman would be flat as a pancake. Well Trixie put his nose up to the sky and hollered as loud as possible. Hooty Hooty Hoo Hooty Hooty. He just hoped somebody was listening. Well about that time, way up in the sky, not doing much of anything was the biggest meanest sharpest clawed and crookest beaked hawker you ever saw. What is going on?
17: Hooty Hooty Hoo, hooty hooty. Well the hawker looked to find his friend and he saw that Trixie was safe across the creek But what is this Herman, pew you, not Herman, I not going to get all smelly saving a skunk. But than the hawker remembered his promise to the foxes that if they need help he would always be there.
18: Well the hawker tipped his wings into the wind, tucked in his tail feather and aimed his crooked beak to the meadow and here he came. UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Well HERMAN’S LEGS could not go any faster and he felt the horses breathing down his tail. He just knew the end was in sight, cause his lungs were burning. Zoom, the hawker swooped down right in front of the lead horse and grabbed Herman by the tail and up in the sky they flew. Herman didn't know what was going on because he closed his eyes thinking the horses were going to run over him.
19: But finally he opened his eyes and there were Trixie and Lickxie standing beside him. What happened, what happened? Lickxie pointed to the hawker who was in the creek washing himself, trying to get the smell off his beak. Oh thank you , thank you said Herman and he started toward the hawker. That's close enough said the hawker you can thank Trixie and Lickxie for saving your life, because without them you would have been a dead skunk. Herman went over and gave lickxie a big hug. Pew You she said, Herman you need a bath. Everybody laughed but they were so happy that the hawker was a faithful friend even if he had to save a skunk. Boy were Trixie and Lickxie happy the hawker was their friend.
20: The Forest Snake
21: Once upon a time, deep deep, DEEP in the forest lived two of the sniglyest, snuglyest, snoglyest foxes you ever saw. And their names were Trixie and Lickxie. Well Trixie was the trickinest fox you ever saw, He would sneak up behind you and trip you or he would sneak up behind you and bite your ear. He was always in trouble. Now Lickxie just loved to snuggle. She would curl up in your lap and lick your nose and ears and just snuggle all over the place.
22: Well one beautiful spring day Trixie and Lickxie were outside and decided to play high and seek. This was Trixie ‘s favorite game because he could always find Lickxie but she couldn't always find her brother. So off they went, Lickxie would hide first, so Trixie started counting. Trixie opened his eyes and started to look for his sister. He ran around a little while looking and listening for his sister. Just like that he stopped There behind the tree was Lickxie combing his tail. Now it was Trixie's turn to hide and off he went.
23: Lickxie started counting and then took off to find her brother. She looked and looked but he just disappeared. As she was walking down the path by the stream she saw a log that had fallen over. Something caught her attention but it was not Trixie. There on the log was the biggest, longest, roundest, hungriest forest snake you ever saw. And this ole snake had her eye on something and Lickxie was sure it was her brother.
24: Trixie, Trixie she hollored, there is a snake on the log. But Lickxie knew Trixie was not going to listen. He was not going to let his sister know where he was until she found him. Nobody was going to trick him. Trixie, Trixie, please get up this is no joke; there is a snake on the log. Well Trixie did not get up and lickxie knew if she was going to save her brother she would have to act quick. The snake was starting to move very slowly, she couldn't wait to get her jaws around that fox. When lickxie saw what the snake was going to do she looked up in the sky and hollored, hooty hooty hoo, hooty hooty. She was a scared as she could be.
25: Well about that time, way up in the sky, not doing much of anything, was the biggest, meanest, sharpest clawed, and crookest beaked hawker you ever saw. What was that? Hooty Hooty Hoo, hooty hooty. With a quick look the hawker saw a big ole mean snake on a log by the stream and there behind the log was his good buddy trixie. There was no time to waste. One more second and that snake would have trixie for lunch. Well the hawker tipped his wings into the wind, tucked in his tail feathers and zeroed in that snake with his beak and down he came. UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.
26: The snake had waited for just the right time to get Trixie and that time was now. Wham, the hawker hit that snake and dug his claws deep into her side. He pecked him in his ears and tore a big hole in his tail. Then the hawker picked up that snake and threw her into the rocks, picked her up again and flew her over the mountain and dropped her into the canyon. Trixie was shaken in his boots. Boy was he glad his sister had called the hawker. Boy was he glad he had such a great friend. As the hawker flew over and waved goodbye, Lickxie reminded her brother that the next time she hollered about a snake he better listen. Trixie just smiled and said, I will I will.
27: THE END | If you leave hungry it's your own fault... and Yes, you may be excused