The culmination of the Christmas story

    Story continued from last week. When we left Ann, she had heard noises from behind the wood box. Two tiny mice scurried out and looked at her, lying on the floor. Ann tiptoed to the kitchen and got two cookies from under the tea towels. Going back to the potbellied stove, she crumbled them next to the wood box. That should keep the little critters busy until she fell asleep.
    As dawn began to light the sky, Ann thought she heard bells. A sleigh stopped outside and a man came up on the porch, stomping his boots and hollering hello to Grandma Bishop. Ann opened the door, which gave him a start. He was expecting Grandma to open the door and she didn’t look anything like Grandma. “Hi, I’m Ann, who are you?”

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