• Published 3rd Apr 2014
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The Purloined Pony - Chris



When a young foal goes missing, it's up to Carrot Top to step in and save the day.

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Page 13

As you walk towards the west end of your fields, you get an uneasy feeling. That feeling only intensifies as you continue, until you crest the last low ridge and can see the edge of your field.

The baby carrots you put in two weeks ago are gone. Gone! Who would do something like this? There wasn’t even any carrot to them yet, they were still barely sprouts!

Near the far west fence, you see something moving. Running over, you spot a strange sight indeed. A tiny creature, perhaps six inches tall, is climbing over your fence. Its shape is like none you’ve ever seen: it stands on two feet, and has hands similar to a dragon’s. It has a prominent pot-belly, and is covered head-to-toe in furs and other articles of clothing. It looks for all the world like a tiny, overdressed, mostly-hairless monkey.

Hearing your hoofbeats as you run towards it, the creature turns and looks at you with surprise. Then, it quickly pulls itself the rest of the way over the fence and takes off towards the border of the Everfree Forest, only a few hundred feet away.

Coming up next to the fence, you stop when you see that the creature left several full bags behind in its haste to escape. Opening one, you find it filled with carrot shoots. This thing was stealing your crops!

You look up and find that the creature stopped just before the forest border. It’s doing cartwheels and making all manner of rude gestures at you. You feel your blood rise at the thought of the malicious little creature mocking you. The nerve! Does he have any idea how much damage he caused? You feel like chasing after him right now: he surely can’t outrun you on those stumpy little legs of his. On the other hand, there’s a lot you don’t know about this creature, and the Everfree Forest is a dangerous place. Maybe you should go tell Twilight about this latest development. She’ll know what do, right?

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1. If you give chase, go to page 14

2. If you head back to ask Twilight about the creature, go to page 16

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