Woody knew he could not afford to lose his horns. He wanted to be a substitute reindeer for Santa Claus. Then if one of the regular reindeer was sick or hurt he could take its place. He knew if he lost his horns he could never pull Santa's sleigh. Woody ran to the largest tree in the forest and jumped straight at the tree. As he left the ground the bark on the tree opened and let Woody inside. The old witch looked all through the forest and could not find Woody. When she could not find him she stood in the center of his forest and called out to Woody that she had a large bag of moss just for him. She told Woody to come and get it. It was a gift from her to him. Woody paid no attention to her. He stayed hidden inside the tree.
Then the wicked witch screamed at him, if he did not come to her she would put a curse on him. Still, Woody would not come out of the tree. The old witch screamed her curse:
Come Woody Reindeer, come to me.
Or you will forever remain inside that tree
When Woody did not come out of the tree she smiled, jumped on to her broom and flew up out of the meadow. The clouds above the meadow loved Woody Reindeer and loved to see him play in his meadow. They became angry at the witch of the dark water. As she flew into the sky they caused a large streak of lightning to come out of the clouds and strike the wicked witch and burned her into a black cinder.
As hard as Woody tried he could not get out of the tree.