I jumped, hopped, and binkied around the room until I'd shaken off all of the sweet treat from my back. Once the sweet treat was scattered throughout the clearing, I noticed my ball sitting on the floor near the box. Maybe a few tosses of the ball could take my mind off the question of the box's purpose. The silly jingling sound the ball made when I flung it into the air soothed me and made me laugh. Soon, I was in a much better mood. I rested in the middle of the clearing and chewed happily on the rough surface of the ball.
I was drifting off into a well-deserved sleep, when I heard a noise coming my way from down the tunnel. I opened my eyes and looked up. The high-voiced held something in her hand and talked to me as she came in my direction. What was she up to this time?