(OK OK – I know I was stopping at Story 1500, but this one is 1499A. It’s one I wrote but never got to use. It’s for Christmas!)
Andrew lived with his grandma in a little cottage. He helped his grandma grow vegetables and flowers. He also helped his grandma milk the cow. The cow lived in the shed out the back.
A big snowstorm came. Andrew was sad because the weather reminded him of the day his mother died. Grandma said that if he looked into the frosty night sky he would see lots of stars brightly shining. Perhaps his mother was looking down.
Andrew made a great big star out of silver foil and hung it in the window so his mother would know where to look.
A little later Grandma was busy making cinnamon cookies in the kitchen. There was a knock at the door.
“I’ll get it, Grandma.”
Andrew opened the door. The winter wind swept in.
There stood Three Kings. What a glorious sight! They were dressed in cloth of gold studded with jewels. They wore crowns and had rings galore on their fingers. They carried gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
“We have been following a star,” they said. “We saw the star in your window and wondered if this was the right place.”
Andrew said he didn’t think it was the right place, but there were some people in the shed out the back sheltering from the snow. They might know something about it.
“I’ll take you there.”
And that is how Andrew changed the history of the world.