The bears were shocked when they arrived home. Their cottage was a mess; broken furniture, dirty dishes, spilled porridge. Clearing the table, Mama found the house sitter’s note.
My Dearest Bears, A most frightful situation has befallen my grandmother. She was nearly eaten by a wolf and I must stay with her as my cousin, Red, has used all compassionate leave. Another cousin, Lorelei, will house sit. She runs with a careless crowd. I will cover all damages. Regretfully yours, G. Locks
Surprising Mama, a spiky haired stranger streaked out the door, into the river and was never seen again.