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Now you already know that in their quest to find the nut Krakatuk and save the cursed Princess Pirlipat, the royal watchmaker Drosselmeier and his friend the astronomer trudged through every land known to Christendom and a few more besides. They sought their prize amongst enemies in the Pistachio Kingdom; they shed light on the secrets of the Horticultural Society of Acornshausen. They rescued the niece of the grand duke of Almonds and played chess with the Walnut King himself.

But do you know what Drosselmeier was doing on the fifteenth and final Christmas of his quest?

Well, then, I’ll tell you.