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Identifier: stnicholasserial301dodg
Title: St. Nicholas [serial]
Year: 1873 (1870s)
Authors: Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905
Subjects: Children’s literature
Publisher: [New York : Scribner & Co.]
Contributing Library: Information and Library Science Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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It southward sped, and southward, above the frozen world ;The rudder acted nicely, the twin propellers whirled ;The route was unobstructed (no hills, you know, to climb),The motion was entrancing, the ether free from grime;And Santa Claus was overjoyed to have so fine a trip —When suddenly a cat-fit appeared to seize that ship!It canted, swooped, and wabbled; it veered from side to side!Oh, never Santos-Dumont had such an awful ride! 1902, by The Century Co. All rights reserved.99 A CHRISTMAS MISTAKE. This happened oer a city — and lo, the air was rilled With presents scattered broadcast, from out the air-ship spilled : And into gaping chimneys of children who were bad Fell toys and gifts unnumbered they ought nt to have had!

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OVERJOYED TO (SEE PAGE 99.) And into patient chimneys of children who were goodFell naught at all, or possibly some bits of splintered wood !The children bad were boastful, the children good were grieved,And Santa Claus was frantic that folks were so deceived. So, naughty, naughty youngsters with gifts on Christmas day,Dont think that Santas plans for you were meant to end that way:And you, the lads and lasses who tried to do just right,And on Christmas day imagined that you received a slight, A CHRISTMAS MISTAKE.

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