"Kind %c%, underneath Christmas trees sit piles of beautifully wrapped gifts, each one tied with tinsel and satin bows."
"You can find Christmas trees in Kaslow Square, northeast Ilya, and Jale's east side. I'm sure lovely presents sit beneath them."
"Oh, I'm sorry. I got lost in a daydream... among mistletoe and snowflakes and sugar cookies." The Little Girl smiled sadly.
"Poor kids like me can only hope to stay here and sell matches."
"Children in other families get Christmas presents."
"But I - well...." Tears began to flow down the Little Girl's reddened cheeks.