A Defective Santa Claus

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A Defective Santa Claus
by James Whitcomb Riley
Copyright 1904, The Bobbs-Merril Company. Illustrators:Charles Mark Relyea and Will Vawter.
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DEDICATION

To

HEWITT HANSON HOWLAND

WITH HALEST CHRISTMAS GREETINGS
AND FRATERNAL

  Little Boy! Halloo!--halloo!
    Can't you hear me calling you?--
  Little Boy that used to be,
    Come in here and play with me.

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The author died in 1916, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.