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A Christmas story about the true spirit of giving, from a 1916 anthology.

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"The Boy with the Box" by Mary Griggs Van Voorhis
From Christmas Stories and Legends, compiled by Phebe A. Curtiss (1916)


It was an ideal Christmas day. The sun shone brightly but the air was crisp and cold, and snow and ice lay sparkling everywhere. A light wind, the night before, had swept the blue, icebound river clean of scattering snow; and, by two o'
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