Medal Mouse

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‘Medal Mouse’ represents the ego on overdrive. Every morning at 5.30am he runs around the field and records how long it takes him… and every morning he awards himself a medal for beating his own record. There is never anyone there to confirm or dispute this fact. It is no surprise that Medal Mouse is very lonely, but he has no idea how to form friendships as he can’t stop talking about himself, and guests rarely stay more than a few minutes.

There was, however one exception, a very old carrier pigeon who actually stayed for three hours in the home of Medal Mouse. He listened patiently to all his achievements, and he studied his great collection of medals, rosettes, and engraved cups, whilst all the while waiting for an opportunity to tell this mouse of his own glory. He had been awarded a real medal for bravery for his contribution in winning The Great War. He had been dropped over enemy territory wearing only a parachute, and delivered a secret message to the allies, then flown home over treacherous waters through thunder and lightning and a shower of bullets and fire.

But sadly this pigeon left having never told Medal Mouse about his own greatness, and Medal Mouse never learned that there had been a real hero in his house.