PART I PART II
Clara began to cry and uncle Drosselmeyer saw it. He repaired it with a magical handkerchief.
Then the guests left. And then everybody went to bed. Clara slept with the nutcracker in her arms. Then the clock struck midnight, and Clara woke up. Her nutcracker was not there.
She went downstairs and she heard a sound from the dining room. Slowly and carefully she opened the door. She blinked because she saw an army of mice in the room.
The Mouse-king was at the head of the army. They were walking towards the nutcracker.
At the same time, her brother’s toy box opened and the toy soldiers came out of the box.
The Mouse-king drew his sword. (www.bebekce.gen.tr) The Nutcracker drew his sword and the fight began.
Then Clara saw that the Mouse-king was about to kill the Nutcracker.
She threw her slipper at the Mouse-king and the slipper hit him on the head.
Suddenly, the room was full of light and Clara closed her eyes.
When she opened her eyes, she saw the Nutcracker. She couldn’t believe her eyes.
The nutcracker had become a prince. The nutcracker prince thanked her.
He said, “Clara, you saved my life. Thank you.”
She couldn’t speak because she was surprised.
Then the prince told her his story
“Many years ago, the Mouse-King turned me into a wooden soldier with an evil spell and now I can return to my own country”
–Your own country? What country is that?
-I am the prince of the Land of Sweets and I shall take you to my country because you saved my life.
Then the prince took her to his country. They flew over roofs and trees. They flew and flew. Then they landed. It was an enchanted wonderland. At the magical castle there was a ball in honor of the prince’s return. In the centre of the room, there was a beautiful fairy princess. Her dress was the color of roses and she was wearing beautiful diamonds around her neck.
Then she met Clara
She said, “Thank you very much, Clara. You bring our prince back home. Tonight, you are our guest of honor.”
Clara was amazed by marshmallow cushions and gingerbread tables. She loved the dancing of the tiny dolls with their flutes. But most of all, she loved the dancing of the fairy
Then the prince and Clara danced. After the dance, the prince kissed her on the cheek.
-THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING, CLARA.
And Clara closed her eyes.
When she opened her eyes she was back at home, lying on her bed. It was the Christmas morning.
There was the smell of delicious breakfast and the presents were waiting for her.
Clara knew that the Nutcracker was not at home because he was in his Land of Sweets now.
And she lived happily ever after…