That night Clara couldn’t fall asleep.
Not long after she went to bed, she
heard the voice of the Mouse King. “You will either give me your sweets or
I will eat the head of your beloved doll.” Clara immediately took out all the
sweets and gave them to the Mouse
King. He quickly gobbled them and
asked for more.
So she went down and took
out all the sweets that she
could find - but the Mouse
King wanted more, so she
gave him the Christmas
pudding, and a cake and
biscuits. The sweets were running out
and Clara had no idea what to
do, plus she thought of her
mother’s reaction on the next
day and she started crying. The Nutcracker heard her cry
and ran to find her. When he
arrived he wait no more. Now
that his jaw was fixed, he bit
off the Mouse King’s heads
one by one.