The next day when the sandstorm subsided, a camel was walking along until he came over to a tuft of brown fur in the
sand. The camel sniffed it and took at bit of it, bringing Basil up from the sand. He looked up tiredly at the camel and
it spat the hair on his head, much to the mouse's disgust.
The camel started walking away and Basil noticed the water container on the side of the saddle. "Hey, wait!" he replied as
he pulled himself out of the sand and ran over to the camel. He grabbed the water container and the camel started dragging
him somewhere. After what seemeed like a while, Basil tiredly held onto the water container until the camel brought him to
an oasis where a flock of sheep where having a drink of water in a stone pool.
Basil let go of the water container and looked at the water in the pool. Relieved at seeing water for the first time in
days, he leaped to the pool, dunk his head into the water and started drinking it. He took a breather and looked up to
see a sheep drop his jaw and baa in shock. His relief was cut short when he heard some children screaming and one of them
exclaimed, "What are you doing?!"
"Help!" the other voice called out.
"Let our sheep drink!" a third voice exclaimed.
Basil looked over the sheep to see a couple of men, one, a rat with brown fur and enormous teeth, and a lion without a
mane and wearing a crown and a royal robe of an English king, harrassing a trio of girl mice.
All of then had brown fur and black eyes, one has a purple dress and head scarf, the other had a yellow dress and
red head scarf, and the third one wore a blouse with a checkered skirt and black shoes and wore a red bow on her ear.
Ratticate was taking water from a well while Suzy and Olivia tried to pull him away, and Prince John was shoving a sheep
away while Mary yelled, "Leave us alone, you big dumb bullies!"
"Stop it!" Olivia screamed.
Basil was angry seeing the men tormenting the three girls, but he thought there was nothing he could do to stop them. He
looked the other way and saw a couple of camels with their reins tied to some pegs on the ground. He knew they belong to
the two thugs, then he thought of an idea, snuck over to the camels, and untied the reins.
"My father's the high priest of Midian! You're going to be in big trouble!" Suzy shouted as Prince John held her arm and
Ratticate grabbed Mary and Olivia and they shoved them aside. Basil got their attention and called to them, "Hey, you!
Aren't these your camels?" He pointed to the camels he was holding beside him with a smirk.
Prince John and Ratticate looked at him with begging faces, knowing what Basil was going to pull on them. The mouse
commanded the camels to go and the thugs ran after them as they yelled, "No, no, no, no!"
"Wait!" Ratticate panted.
"Wait! Stop!" Prince John called to the camels as they ran after their runaway camels. The girls watched them run and they
turned to see Basil leaning against the well in exhaustion. Suddenly, the well's wall crumbled and Basil fell in it with
a yelp and a loud splash.
The girls rushed over to the well and saw the mouse trying to stay afloat in the water. They grabbed the well and started
pulling him back up. As they helped Basil up, a familiar female mouse, also their older sister, came over and laughed,
"What are girls doing?"
Olivia said as she and her sisters pulled the rope, "We're trying to get the funny man out of the well." Kitty came over
to the well and chuckled, "Trying to get the funny man out of the well. Well, that's one I've never heard before." Kitty
still looked the same since escaping Egypt the other day, but she now has gold bracelets, a dark blue skirt with a light
turquoise sash around her skirt.
She heard Basil let out a loud yelp from the well and gasped hearing his voice, "Oh, my." She called down to him, "Oh, uh,
d-don't worry down there! Uh, we'll get you out! Hold on!" She grabbed the rope and helped the girls pull Basil up. She
saw Basil all soaking wet and said with a glare, "You!"
Basil looked at her and recognized her as the Midian girl from the banquet back in Egypt that he helped escape. Kitty knew
this would be a good chance at getting her revenge on Basil for humiliating her at the banquet and with a smirk, she let
go of the rope and Basil fell down the well with a yell and a loud splash was heard at the bottom.
The girls looked down and Kitty just shrugged with a smile. She simply smiled, "Mm-hmmm." She walked away from the well
and the girls watched her leave. Suzy scoffed as she put her hands on her hips, "That's why Papa says she'll never get
Some of the Midianites helped Basil out of the well and he was in a tent naked and getting cleaned by some ladies. Mrs.
Judson dumped some water on his head and she and Mama Mousekewitz started to washing his armpits, arms, chest and even
behind his ears. Basil stammered as the women washed him, "You don't have to do this. Ladies, please, I'm really...
I'm really quite..." A Raichu named Sugar (A/N: From a Pokemon Diamond an Pearl anime episode called, "Cooking Up A Sweet
Story") started washing his feet and Basil chuckled nervously, "No, not there, please."
The women kept washing him and he chuckled, "That tickles. Ladies, you've cleaned every inch of me." He shot up in suprise
with a small gasp and chuckled nervously, "Whoa! I guess I was wrong." He looked over and saw Kitty and the girls peeking
through the tent and laughing at him. Their laughter was cut short when they heard a man's voice say to them, "Let me
through, let me through. I want to see him!"
The girls moved away and a large mouse with dark brown fur, a white beard, and the same colored eyes as his three youngest
daughters, and wearing a pair of spectacles and a yellow button-up shirt with brown pants came in. The mouse was Mr.
Mousekewitz, but everyone calls him "Papa", and he is, of course, the girls' father and the high priest of Midian. He saw
Basil and smiled in a warm Russian sccent, "Ah! You are most welcome."
Basil covered his front with a towel and Papa came over to him and gave him a bear hug and lifted him up with his
strength, nearly crushing Basil. The girls laughed at their father's greeting to him and Papa smiled as he covered Basil
with a dark maroon robe, "You should not be a stranger in this land. You have been sent as a blessing. And tonight, you
shall be my honored guest." He chuckled in glee as he left the tent.
Kitty went over to Basil and said to him with a giggle, "My father, Mr. Mousekewitz, high preist of Midian. Everybod other
than me and my sisters call him 'Papa'." Basil couldn't believe the girl he humiliated in Egypt and helped escape was
really the daughter of a preist.
That evening, the Midianites were gathered at a bonfire and Basil snuck out a tent wearing a dark green tunic and the
robes Papa him earlier. He came up to a tapestry and watched all the people behind it. His thoughts where cut off when he
heard someone whisper to him, "Psst. Sit with me."
He looked down and saw Olivia tugging his robes and smiling at him. Basil sighed, "Um, alright." He followed Olivia to her
spot and sat next to her and Kitty. He looked down at the bowl of fruit in front of him, grabbed one of the fruits and he
was about to take a bite out of it, but Mary whispered to him with a frown, "Not yet."
"Oh, sorry." Basil said as he put the fruit back in the bowl. Papa came over to the bonfire and announced, "My children,
let us give thanks for this bountiful food." He came over to a notched-eared Pichu, who was sitting with her Pikachu
parents and twin brothers (A/N: Yes they are the Pichu Brothers.), and rubbed her head, making the tiny mouse Pokemon
giggle. Papa continued as he over to Basil, "And let us also give thanks for the presence of this brave, young man, whom
we honor here tonight."
Everyone applauded at Papa's speech, and Basil sadly said to him, "Please, sir, I wish you wouldn't. I've nothing in my
life worth honoring." Kitty frowned at him, knowing that he was right about what he said, since he humiliated her in
Egypt and he was rude to her. Papa felt upset seeing how Basil was, and the priest said to him with a soft smile, "First
you rescued Kitty from Egypt, then you defend my younger daughters from brigands. "He came over to the girls and hugged
them and they hugged him back.
Papa looked at Basil and continued with his smile still on his face, "You think that is nothing? It seems you do not know
what is worthy of honor." He grabbed a piece of string from the tapestry and began to sing;
A single thread in a tapestry
Though it's color brightly shine
Can never see its purpose
In a pattern of a grand design
He showed Basil the tapestry next to him and the scene shifted to the mountains having the same shape as the shapes in
And the stone that sits on the very top
Of the mountain's mighty face
Does it think it's more important
Than the stones that form the base?
So how can you see what your life is worth?
Or where your value lies?
You can never see through the eyes of man
You must look at your life
Look at your life through Heaven's eyes
Everyone began to sing along and they all danced as some instruments were being played. They all danced around the bonfire
and Basil watched Olivia dance with Papa. Then she came over to Basil and smiled as she grabbed his hand, "Dance with me."
Basil shook his head, "No. I don't know how." Mary came over and she took Olivia to her sisters and they all danced as
Basil watched and clapped to the rhythm of the music.
Days passed and Basil was starting to enjoy his new life with the Midianites. He helped some of the people set up a new
tent and Mary came over to him with a jar of water for him to drink. Basil smiled and dumped all the water on his head,
and Mary laughed.
Next he stood over a small hill to see a flock of sheep; he was about to start another job to become a shepherd. Kitty
handed him a shepherd's staff, then she walked away from him and Basil watched over the flock.
A lake of gold in the desert sand
Is less than a cool, fresh spring
And to one lost sheep
A shepherd boy is greater than the richest king
If a man lose everything he owns
Has he truly lost his worth?
Or is it the beginning of a new and brighter birth?
One day, Basil knelt before a pregnant ewe that was on her side and breathing heavily. The ewe let out a loud baa and a
little lamb appeared in Basil's arm. The lamb baaed sofly as Kitty came over and wrapped a blanket around it.
Sometime later, the mice sat on a boulder as they watched the flock together. Kitty playfully shoved Basil and he walked
off with a smile. Kitty watched him leave and she reached behind her and found his shephered staff with lilacs tied to the
end, showing that he has decided to apologize for the trouble he caused her in Egypt.
So how can you measure the worth of man
In wealth, or strength or size?
Or how much he gained or how much he gave?
The answer will come
The answer will to him who tries
To look at his life through Heaven's eyes.
Later that day, a sheep was grazing on some grass with a stalk of straw in his mouth, and Basil looked at the sheep while
laying on his chest and having his own piece of straw in his mouth. He threw the straw away and rolled on his back to
look at the sky and smiled in content.
A couple of years passed and Basil grew into a finer young adult. He held a wide bowl above his head and Olivia was
trying to reach for it. He laughed and put the bowl down, but there was nothing in it. Olivia looked around the bowl, and
Basil smirked as he put his hands in his sleeves. He brought them out and showed small fruits between his fingers. Olivia
giggled and playfully swatted him, making the fruit fly out of his hands.
And that's why we share all we have with you
Though there's little to be found
When all you've got is nothing
There's a lot to go around
One night, the Midianites gathered around the bonfire and danced around it. Basil watched Kitty dance gracefully with
a red scarf in her hands.
No life can be escaped being blown about
By the winds of change and chance
And though you never know all the steps
You must learn to join the dance
Kitty snuck over to Basil and giggled as she wrapped the scarf around his neck and pulled him over to her, "Dance with
me!" Basil tried to resist, but Kitty kept pulling him over to Papa and the Midianites, and they had a spot open for the
mice. Kitty slightly pushed Basil into the gap and they had him dance around the bonfire with them.
"You must learn to join the dance!" Papa sang. Everyone backed up and Basil and Kitty held the ends of the scarf together
and they started dancing together. Kitty spun herself into the scarf and Basil smiled has they danced together.
One night, Suzy, Olivia, and Mary peeked behind the camels and watched Basil and Kitty talk to Papa from the inside one
of the tents. They both told them something and Papa gleefully pulled them up to him and embraced them happlily.
The next evening, everyone gathered around the bonfire and Basil and Kitty tossed white petals into the air as Papa smiled
at them and held their hands. Basil wore a white tunic and Kitty wore a white dress with silver bracelets and a white
hairband in her hair; Basil and Kitty are now married with Papa's blessing.
Kitty's siters and the Midianites cheered for the newlyweds and they happily ran past them to the bonfire.
So how do you judge what a man is worth?
By what he builds or buys?
You can never see with your eyes on Earth
Look through Heaven's eyes
Basil and Kitty danced by the bonfire and smiled at each other as Papa finished the last verse, "Look at your life. Look
at your life through Heaven's eyes."
The Midianites gathered around the newlyweds and danced around the bonfire through the wonderful night.