One day the Chocolate Rabbit Family go for a drive. They all love the history and legends of Sylvanian Village.
They go to all the places around the village about which stories are told.
Freya the Chocolate Rabbit Girl and Coco the Chocolate Rabbit Boy have a lot of fun at places like Fairy Pond or Echo Forest.
“Wow! Do you think we can see fairies here?”
“Let’s try to find the tree that echoes when you tap it.”
The only time they listen to Teri the Chocolate rabbit Mother is at the Flower Garden.
“They say in Sylvanian Village there is a flower for the month you are born that brings you happiness. Every baby born in the village gets a bouquet of those flowers from all of us.”For the last stop on the drive, the Chocolate Rabbit family stop at the Log Cabin Memorial, which is the first building ever put up in the village. There old tools and furniture are carefully preserved.
While Frasier and the others are outside looking at the scenery, Freya and Coco climb up to the attic.
“I wonder if children in the old days played hide’n’seek in this attic,” says Coco.
Over in a corner, they see some names carved into the wall.
“I guess children in the old days used to write on the walls, too,” says Freya.
Just for fun, the two children carve their names into the wall as well. They just mean it as a little joke, but...
“Yesterday we went for a drive and stopped at the museum,” Freya tells her friends the next day at school, and Andromeda the Bear Girl tells her something.
“They say the people who built that house carved their names into the wall in the attic. It’s very important,” she says. Hearing this, Freya and Coco are horrified!
They are in no mood to study any more.
All day at school, and after they go home, all they can do is worry. “We ruined something important!”
“You two don’t look very happy,” their father and mother say. “What’s the matter?”
But the two children aren’t brave enough to say.
They don’t feel like playing with their friends, and for the next little while they stay shut in their rooms.
Suddenly their father and mother say, “Let’s go for a drive.”
They have no choice but to get into the car. Their father and mother talk normally, as if they do not notice that the two children are silent and sad.
Looking at the beautiful scenery, Freya and Coco begin to relax a little.
Seeing the places in the village they love, they think of their friends, and little by little start to feel like telling the truth.
Suddenly the two pour out the story of carving their names on the wall of the Memorial.
Father listens quietly. “All right,” he says gently. “We’ll all go over to the Mayor’s house and apologize.”
“Thank you, Dad! Thank you, Mum!”
Freya and Coco smile at last, and the car turns toward the Mayor’s house.
They are, however, nervous about telling the Mayor.
When they reach the Bear Family house, Freya and Coco are almost in tears.
“We’re really sorry, Mr. Porridge!”
“At the Log Cabin Memorial, we...”
They tell him the whole story.
Patrick The Bear Father, however, roars with laughter.
“I’m sorry for laughing,” he explains happily.
“It’s good that you’ve come and told me, but you don’t have to worry about it. That’s not an important exhibit. To tell you the truth, I scratched my name on that wall when I was a boy. I just made up that story to tell my children. That makes us partners in crime, doesn’t it. So we’ll just let it be our secret.”
“What?! Is that true?”
Relieved, the entire Chocolate Rabbit family breaks out laughing.
“But I don’t want you getting into any more trouble,” says Patrick.
“We won’t,” say both the children and Patrick obediently.
The children are sorry about what they’ve done, but they’re also quietly happy to be part of a Sylvanian Village secret.
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