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SANTA CLAUS AND THE MOUSE
One Christmas Eve, when Santa Claus
Came to a certain house,
To fill the children's stockings there,
He found a little mouse.
"A Merry Christmas, little friend," said Santa good and kind.
"The same to you, sir," said the mouse, "I thought you wouldn't mind,

If I should stay awake tonight and watch you for a while."
"You're very welcome, little mouse," said Santa, with a smile.
And then he filled the stockings up,
Before the mouse could wink----
From toe to top, from top to toe,
There wasn't left a chink.

"Now they won't hold another thing,"
Said Santa Claus with pride.
A twinkle came in mouse's eyes,
But humbly he replied:
"It's not polite to contradict----your pardon I implore----
But in the fullest stocking there, I could put one thing more."
"Oh, ho!" laughed Santa.  "Silly mouse, don't I know how to pack?
By filling stockings all these years, I should have learned the knack."

And then he took the stocking down from where it hung so high,
And said, "Now put in one thing more, I give you leave to try."
The mousie chuckled to himself, and then he softly stole
Right to the stocking's crowded toe, and gnawed a little hole!

"Now, if you please, good Santa Claus, I've put in one thing more,
For you'll agree that little hole was not in there before." 
How Santa Claus did laugh and laugh!
And then he gaily spoke,
"Well, you shall have a Christmas cheese
For that nice little joke!"
If you don't think this story's true,
Why, I can show to you
The very stocking with the hole
The little mouse gnawed through!
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