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BLACKSMITH: No time off, any of you.
Keep working, you little brats.
BOY: Yes, sir.
AK: Yes, Wisk was pretty close on that one, was he not? They cause much trouble, particularly among children. They are mean-spirited beings. Humans have trouble enough without their interference.
BLACKSMITH: You think that's funny, do you?
BOY: No, sir! Wasn't us what done it!
BLACKSMITH: Stop your lying.
AK: Be gone, you useless creatures!
BLACKSMITH: Only children who can work belong here, boy.
ETHAN: But I could work, sir.
BLACKSMITH: You? Ah, be off with you! Go on, back to work!
AK: We cannot intervene! There is more to see.
Father, may any of those children be allowed in to play?
LORD OF LERD: No, dear. For the hundredth time, no. They are wretched and poor.
NATALIE: What makes them poor, Father?
LORD OF LERD: They are made poor, my child, by the fact that, unlike you, they have nothing.
NATALIE: They have one thing I do not.
LORD OF LERD: What would that be?
They have other children, friends.
LORD OF LERD: Other children? What a dreadful thought! Go inside, dear, the view is much nicer.
NATALIE: Yes, Father.
NICHOLAS: Life here seems so unfair, Ak. Some have much, others have little. And the children, they seem to be denied even a chance to better their lot.
AK: Fairness is not part of the human condition.
NICHOLAS: Even among the little ones?
AK: By the time these children are grown, they will have learned to be unjust as well. It is human to do so.
NICHOLAS: But I am human! I will never be like them! You don't think I will, do you?
AK: I do not know, Nicholas, what you will be. That is yours to discover.
It is the greatest task, I believe, any human has to undertake.
Your son is blessed with a fine heart, Necile. Let us pray that mankind does not break it.
NICHOLAS: Ak, you forgot your sash.
AK: Keep it. Someday you may find a use for it.
NECILE: Oh, it is good to have you home, Nicholas. Was it a difficult journey?
NICHOLAS: I have been blessed, mother, but other human children lead such sad lives. I wish I could do something to help them, but I have no magic.
You will find a way, I am sure of that.
AK: In only a few years Nick began to find his way. The time came for a human-sized home of his own. Of course, there would always be room for a pixie.
NICHOLAS: So, how about we settle down here, sort of halfway.
NICHOLAS: The Valley of Hohaho. We're still close to Mother, but close enough to the humans. That way, I can walk to either place. We need to pick a spot for a house.
WISK: Hmm. How about under here?
NICHOLAS: Uh, I don't think there's room for a house.
WISK: Ow! What is a house, anyway?
NICHOLAS: Come on. We need logs.
WISK: Can't we just chop down those trees?
NICHOLAS: Shh. Don't let the Knooks hear you say that.
Trees are the most noble things on earth.
We'll just collect some fallen trees.
WISK: Fallen trees? Where?
NICHOLAS: Miles around. We'll drag them here.
WISK: Uh. Won't that be a lot of work?
NICHOLAS: If we do it right.
PETER: Right. We'll move the logs. Wagif, you keep an eye on those two. If they stir, throw this pinecone.
WAGIF: If they stir, throw this pinecone. Ooh.
NECILE: Oh, my!
This looks exactly like Nicholas's house should look.
PETER: Wagif, I thought you were watching.
WAGIF Aye, pixie woke up.
WAGIF: So I whacked him with the pinecone, just like you said.
PETER: Wagif, I said to signal us with the pinecone.
WAGIF: Oh. You did? Well, he's certainly sleeping now.
WOOD NYMPH: Make haste. Sunrise is approaching!
NICHOLAS: Huh? Wisk! Wake up! Our logs, they're gone!
WISK: Huh? Oh, man! I feel like I got hit in the head with a pinecone.
NICHOLAS: I don't understand, why would... Oh, my goodness! This is magnificent! This is a house, Wisk. Everybody in Burzee must have been here last night. What's this on the bed? Whoa.
WISK: The sack is moving!
NICHOLAS: For Nicholas. A new friend for your new home. Ak says that humans like these, so I hope you like her, too. With love, Mother.
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2 will ever be allowed here
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4 come back soon
5 making toys for children
6 reindeer put this sleigh
7 a bit of fairy dust for you
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