Centina Pentina
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Centina Pentina

The Smuggler

And his gifts

Photo by Mario015 Medeiros on Unsplash

The mayor had banned toys. And laughter. The children wailed as guards threw their most beloved items into the bonfire.

Kris watched, perched in a tree just outside the gate.

The next morning found new toys in each stocking hung by the fire.

Families reveled in the contraband with joy.

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“‘Great things come in small packages,’ they say. But I’ve noticed small things also come in small packages.” —J.A. Taylor

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