The cat walked scampered in front of the child several steps before looking back as if it was checking if it was being followed. A face of genuine curiosity, the child followed, the cat keeping a pace that had the child half running. Finally, the cat stopped and hopped upon a log and began cleaning itself.
The child went over and pet the cat, who gave a begrudging meow in appreciation. The child's eyes widened as he saw a wrapped present behind the log. Attached to it was a tag with his name on it. The child hugged the cat and picked up the present, tearing off the paper, revealing a collection of small wooden toys. Laughing with glee, the child didn't notice the cat scurrying away.
Later in the afternoon, the child was telling the story to his friends. They looked in awe. Several looked to the toys. The child suddenly felt concerned that they wanted to take them, so he pulled them close to him. The children, seeing him not wanting to share, first asked if they could play with them, since after all Christmas was the season to share. Asking turned to demanding. Demanding turned to one of the children throwing a punch.
The cat watched them all from atop his perch, tail swishing in enjoyment of the scene.
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