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Some Christmas Stories - Charles Dickens

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Some Short Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens

Contents:

A Christmas Tree
What Christmas is as we Grow Older
The Poor Relation's Story
The Child's Story
The Schoolboy's Story
Nobody's Story



A CHRISTMAS TREE



I have been looking on, this evening, at a merry company of children
assembled round that pretty German toy, a Christmas Tree.  The tree
was planted in the middle of a great round table, and towered high
above their heads.  It was brilliantly lighted by a multitude of
little tapers; and everywhere sparkled and glittered with bright
objects.  There were rosy-cheeked dolls, hiding behind the green
leaves; and there were real watches (with movable hands, at least,
and an endless capacity of being wound up) dangling from innumerable
twigs; there were French-polished tables, chairs, bedsteads,
wardrobes, eight-day clocks, and various other articles of domestic
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