Chapter One

The Real Nicholas

A Crunch of the snow

was the sound in the night;

Then Nicholas and all

emerged into sight.

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His two little children were

following in tow;

Just helping their father drag

wood through the snow.

It's said he is magic for what

he can do;

And that he may visit, leaving no sign or clue.

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All tales and his stories 

changed more over time;

Making myths out of air and

his songs into rhymes.

But this one is different, and 

now you will see;

When Nicholas was just Nicholas, before Christmas came to be.

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