Here is the last chapter in my winter tale, or rather our winter tale since I have to admit that this story has been mostly written by my daughter Ella, and I am thrilled to have discovered her talent for telling a good story!
In case you missed the first two chapters; in the first installment we see Elsa arrive in Paris and accidentally lock herself out of her rental apartment. Rescue comes to her when her elderly neighbour calls her in to shelter from the rain and lends her a spare key to the apartment. She meets the lady’s grandson, and briefly explains why she is visiting Paris, namely to research the story of the Paradise Stones, that were lost from a beautiful necklace many years ago and which she wishes to include in a show in New York.
In the second chapter Elsa meets Celestin, an elderly gentleman, living in a chateau just outside of Fontainebleau, and who explains how the stones were detached from the original necklace. He tells her that he is in possession of the missing stones but frustratingly, he is not yet ready to show them to her.