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Well, boy, were Santa and Shinny ever excited when they saw all the wonderful wooden toys Bushy had brought! There were just enough for Santa's first Christmas. And the elves would even be able to use some of the big toys to finish building the Village. Seems that the entire Village was based on a toy theme, almost as if the whole idea and purpose of the Village was...toys. Son of a gun. Talk about being in the right place at the right time!

And so began Bushy's stay at the North Pole as head ToyMaker. He put on his familiar carpenter's apron with deep pockets laden with homemade tools, mauls and awls mostly. He carried a nail sack of wooden pegs. His hat was the bucket he used to gather tree sap for gluing wooden toy pieces. The tree sap worked great on the toys, but it didn't do much for his hair. Of course, when more modern times rolled around, Bushy's attire became more updated. He swapped the wooden glue bucket hat for a nice aluminum one.

Since Santa would be needing more toys for next year, Bushy began teaching his carving secrets to hundreds of elf apprentice toymakers. They were soon turning out enough toys to replace all the toys Santa had delivered that first Christmas. The only trouble was that Santa was going to need even more toys each year, because there were more boys and girls in the world each year. Bushy knew he had to come up with something to make more toys.

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