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  • The girl smiled, hugged Santa Claus,
    looked into his eyes and asked:
    "But are your eyes made of ice?"
    Santa nodded and replied:
    "Yes dear, they are made out of the ice
    of the Far North where I live all year long"
    "Then" continued the girl
    "This is why you come here
    only when it is cold, otherwise your eyes will
    melt and you will become blind...
    What a pity...
    You can not see the spring,
    when all the world is colored
    and fragrant, and the summer, with crickets’
    concerts and the sun shining bright!
    And then ... do you know that at fall mushrooms spring and we eat roasted chestnuts?"
    Santa Claus shook his head in disappointment: "No, I have never seen any of these".
    Then the little girl hugged him even stronger, took off a glove, barely opened the pocket of the jacket from which she pulled out a pair of small
    pink sunglasses. "Here, Santa Claus. These are magic glasses that will protect your icy eyes so you will be able to see all the things in the spring, summer and fall. It is my Christmas gift to you. Have a great Christmas!"
    Then the girl got up from big Santa's knees gave him a kiss on the cheek and hopped happily away with her parents who were awaiting her.
    And from his icy eyes a tear fell down like a brilliant drop of crystal
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