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Six-year-old Princess Mina had little interest in the outside world. Her nose was stuck in books much of the time. Indifferent to pretty dresses and tea parties, Queen Gigi was getting worried.
Christmas Eve’s family gathering reconvened in the drawing room after dinner. Uncle Alfie stood near the fireplace and did his annual recitation. This year it was an anonymous poem from the Troy Sentinel, about a jolly man in red who delivers gifts through the air with a team of reindeer. Little Mina’s eyes lit up. Clapping her hands, she announced, “I want a flying sleigh and reindeer!”
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