All of a sudden there was a flurry of excitement. The guests stopped chatting and turned to see what was happening. Merlena came in with a wide smile on her face. She clapped her paws together with pleasure and sang in her lovely deep voice "Oh, what a happy day this is!". "Look who has made it to my party after all," she said, "I really thought it would not be possible." And from around the corner stepped none other than Earth Bear in his bright green suit with his trade mark bandana. "Welcome, Earth Bear," said Merlena, "Let's all give him a big round of applause for coming such a long way on his bicycle." All the guests clapped their paws in delight and there were shouts of "Bravo!" everywhere. Earth Bear bowed and waved and said "Hello, Everybody." Now the party can begin in earnest.