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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by  Amelia C. Houghton
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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
by Amelia C. Houghton
Draw close to the fire, all you who believe in the spirit of Christmas, whether you call it Santa Claus, or simply good will to men; and listen to the story of Nicholas the Wandering Orphan who became Nicholas the Wood-carver, a lover of little children. Follow him through his first years as a lonely little boy, who had the knack of carving playthings for children; then as a young man, busy over the little toys; then as a prosperous, fat, rosy old man, who overcomes all sorts of difficulties in order to attain his ambition, a toy for every child in the village. Learn how he started to drive a beautiful sleigh drawn by prancing reindeer; why he first came down a chimney; how he filled the first stocking; where the first Christmas tree was decorated; and finally how he came to be known as Saint Nicholas and Santa Claus.  Ages 6-10
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This text was prepared by Nate Ripperton, using as copytext, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, by Amelia C. Houghton, Boston: Santa Claus Publishing Co., 1932. Formatting was added to the text, proofreading was completed, and images were prepared by Nate Ripperton.


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