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A CHRISTMAS TREE - CHARLES DICKENS
A CHRISTMAS TREE TODAY

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Being now at home again, and alone, the only person in the house awake, my thoughts are drawn back, by a fascination which I do not care to resist, to my own childhood. I begin to consider: "What do we all remember best upon the branches of the Christmas Tree of our own young Christmas days?"

A CHRISTMAS TREE WHEN I WAS A CHILD

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