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A Defective Santa Claus
James Whitcomb Riley
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A Defective Santa Claus

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A Defective Santa Clausbr/br/br/ Allus when our Pa he's awaybr/ Nen Uncle Sidney comes to staybr/ At our house here--so Ma an' mebr/ An' Etty an' Lee-Bob won't bebr/ Afeard ef anything at nightbr/ Might happen--like Ma says it (Ef _Trip_ wuz _big_, I bet you hebr/ 'Uz best watch-dog you ever see!)br/ An' so last winter--ist beforebr/ It's go' be Chris'mus-Day, ...more
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Published August 6th 2011 by SAP (first published December 1st 1904)
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The deep south down long long ago with grammar you'd think from kids with no education but still look forward to Santa.
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James Whitcomb Riley was born on October 7, 1849, in Greenfield, Indiana, to local attorney Reuben A. Riley and his wife, Elizabeth (Marine) Riley, in a small cabin. His parents named him after James Whitcomb, the governor of Indiana. Riley was influenced by many of the visitors to his father's home. In particular, he was able to pick up the cadence and character of the dialect of central Indiana ...more
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