Phil Flemspackle smiled as Ajax the reindeer licked his face, but it was a sad smile. Phil's mother, Dolores Flemspackle, wants to have Ajax, and his mate Scooby, power her airplanes, giving the world its first 'pollution-free' aircraft. But Phil has grown quite fond of the reindeer, and doesn't want this to happen.
"Oh golly," said Phil to Ajax, "I wish I could think of a way to get you out of this."
"Why? What's wrong with my plan?"
Phil looked around. He had heard the words, but he didn't see anyone around to say them.
"Who's there?" asked Phil. "Who said that?"
"Oops! Sorry!" said the voice. "I forgot I was still unvisible." The voice was coming from inside the airplane, but there wasn't anyone there--just empty seats in a darkened cabin. But one dark spot in the cabin moved--just a little, and what at first looked like a shadow, suddenly became an Elf.
Phil blinked. "How did you get there?"
"I've been there all along--I was just unvisible!" the little Elf replied. "You weren't looking for me, so you didn't see me."
Phil looked closer. "Wait--I met you at the North Pole, didn't I? You're Waldo!"
"Hi," said Waldo. Then he said "Got any strawberries?"
"Umm...I'm sorry, but no.," said Phil. "I don't know if you've noticed, but I've got a problem."
"Well, that's good, because I have a solution. Let's see if they match," said Waldo.
"Ooookay," said Phil. "Well, my problem is that my mother wants to have Ajax here use his magic reindeer power to fly this airplane. What's your solution?"
"Let him!" said Waldo, happily.
Really? Is Waldo serious? How will doing what Dolores wants fix the problem? Keep reading The North Pole TImes to find out!