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"...and so the last man felt the trunk of the elephant and guess what he thought?" Marisa closed the storybook and waited.
Little Alex was deep in thought, his dimples nicely rounded in his chubby cheeks. "I think he said..." He started and then stopped.
Marisa chuckled. She tucked the book back on the little bedside bookshelf and reached for the cute toddler. "Why don't you keep on thinking and I'll take you downstairs so you can say goodnight to Grams and Pappy, hmm?"
"M'kay." Little Alex yawned, reaching up for the arms that would cradle him close. He snuggled into the warm embrace and thought very long and very hard about this riddle.
They were almost downstairs when he had the answer.
"Mawi, Mawi!" Little Alex wriggled to life. "I got it!"
"Yes?" The nanny prompted.
"The elly-pant packed all his clothes in the trunk and was going on vacation!"
The enthusiastic answer brought a smile to the nanny's face and she tilted her head downwards in agreement to press a kiss to the downy head. "That's a very good answer." She allowed. "What do you think he packed?"
(c) Sara Harricharan