Door bell rang! Zinnia was there, all out of breath and very excited. She exclaimed, "look what I found"; as she held up the little Gnome hat. Next she exclaimed, "and I found this letter by the Gnomes door". She read the "letter" to me. Zinnia reads very well. At this point I must confess that I was beginning to think that maybe Zinnia (the older sister) was "playing" me, rather than me "playing" her. But, next she stated. "I know you didn't write this letter, cause I smelled it, and it doesn't smell like your house." "It smells like under our deck".
Next she said, "come with me, I'll show you where I found the hat". We were then joined by her little sister, who was just as excited: but quite upset. Soon I found out why, as she started scolding their big gray cat. She was really worried that their cat would catch and eat the Gnomes. I assured her that any Gnome could outrun any cat, and that she had nothing to worry about. But she kept scolding the cat anyway.
Next, they were off to place the hat next to the Gnome door and write another "letter" to the Gnomes.