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An Attorney's Night Before Christmas

                        An Attorney's Night Before Christmas

Whereas, on an occasion immediately preceding the Nativity festival,throughout
a certain dwelling unit, quiet descended, in which could be heard no
disturbance, not even the sound emitted by a diminutive rodent related to, and
in form resembling, a rat; and
Whereas, the offspring of the occupants had affixed their tubular, closely
knit coverings for the nether limbs to the flue of the fireplace in
expectation that a personage known as St.Nicholas would arrive; and

Whereas, said offspring had become somnolent, and were entertaining re:
saccharine-flavored fruit; and

Whereas, the adult male of the family, et ux, attired in proper headgear, had
also become quiescent in anticipation of nocturnal inertia; and

Whereas, a distraction on the snowy acreage outside aroused the owner to
investigate; and
Whereas, he perceived in a most unbelieving manner a vehicle propelled by
eight domesticated quadrupeds of a species found in arctic regions; and

Whereas, a most odd rotund gentleman was entreating the aforesaid animals by
their appellations, as follows:
"Your immediate co-operation is requested. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, and Vixen;
and collective action by you will be much appreciated, Comet, Cupid, Donner,
and Blitzen"; and

Whereas, subsequent to the above, there occurred a swift descent to the hearth
by the aforementioned gentleman, where he proceeded to deposit gratuities in
the aforementioned tubular coverings.

Now, therefore, be ye advised: that upon completion of these acts,and upon his
return to his original point of departure, he proclaimed a felicitation of the
type prevalent and suitable to these occasions, i.e.:

                  Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night! 

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