elfin cooks, and is the top assistant to Mrs. Claus in the
Sugar Plum Mary comes from a Northern Mountain Province
in Asia where her ancestors were elves called the Sky People.
They lived in a teeny tiny village, far up a misty mountain,
the tip of which disappeared into the clouds.
For as long as anyone could remember, the elves had been
afraid of the people in the valley. Interestingly, the people
in the valley were equally afraid of the elves. Go figure.
Mary (as she was then known) thought it was all pretty silly.
She decided to make friends between the elves and their
neighbors by preparing sugarplum treats and leaving them
on the doorsteps of the huts in the valley below.
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