Valentines: Part 2

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Oliver Mouse getting ready to deliver Valentine's cards to Hazel Village

As Valentine’s Day approached, Oliver monitored the progress of the valentine box. He did this mainly by peering out his window to see who put valentines in. 

Oliver Mouse getting ready to deliver Valentine's cards to Hazel Village

Sometimes he scurried out and emptied the box’s contents into his mailbag. He wondered how many were for him, but as the official valentine collector he felt it would be inappropriate to peek at the names on the envelopes.

Oliver Mouse getting ready to deliver Valentine's cards to Hazel Village

On Valentine’s Morning, Oliver sorted all the mail and got ready to make the deliveries. 

Oliver Mouse delivering Valentine's cards to Hazel Village

He went from house to house, giving each animal his or her valentines. He said, “Many happy returns of the day!"

Oliver Mouse delivering Valentine's cards to Hazel Village

As he walked, he sang a little song: 

I've been delivering Valentines, All the live long day! I’ve been delivering Valentines - What more can I say?

A Valentine for Oliver Mouse

After Oliver had visited all the houses on his route there were still a few valentines left in the bag. These were for him! He hurried back home to open them. Here’s some of what he found: Max made a card out of a postage stamp from his collection.

A Valentine for Oliver Mouse

Flora gave him a pink candy heart to nibble.

A Valentine for Oliver Mouse

And Jeremy painted him a tiny portrait of how they were friends.

Oliver Mouse's Valentines from his Hazel Village friends

It took Oliver nearly an hour to open all his envelopes. By then it was time for the Valentines Day Party at the lodge. Oliver donned his special red velvet tuxedo jacket and hurried to meet his friends. He was pretty sure it was the best Valentine’s Day ever.

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