Opening the side door to get the newspaper out of the mailbox this morning, I found a paper cylinder dangling from the inside of the storm door by a mauve ribbon. Carefully pulling the cylinder out of the ribbon, I felt something soft inside. It was a dear little puffin, made out of plush fabric!
Above the coloured photo of him on the page was this note:
A little bird has told me
that you are putting your lovely painting ability to the test
of creating pictures of my relatives on “the Rock.”
I just thought that I’d drop in to see if I can be of assistance to you.
I don’t charge much for my modeling talent, just a bite of food now and again.
Needless to say, the bright-eyed little puffin got our day off to the happiest of beginnings! I’ll let you know if I can unravel this delightful mystery.