Excerpt from HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
by Dr Seuss
The Grinch hated the Who's down in Who-ville they say,
so he snuck down in secret, early Christmas day.
He stole all their presents, he stole all their wrapping,
he stole all their food, all their tinsel and trappings.
Then he took it all up to the top of Mt. Crumpit,
packed high on his sleigh, he was ready to dump it.
He stared down at Who-ville!
The Grinch popped his eyes!
Then he shook!
What he saw was a shocking surprise!
Every Who down in Who-ville, the tall and the small,
Was singing! Without any presents at all!
He hadn't stopped Christmas from coming!
Somehow or other, it came just the same!
And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling: 'How could it be so?'
'It came with out ribbons! It came without tags!'
'It came without packages, boxes or bags!'
And he puzzled three hours, till his puzzler was sore.
Then the grinch thought of something he hadn't before!
'Maybe Christmas,' he thought, 'doesn't come from a store.'
'Maybe Christmas ... perhaps ... means a little bit more!'
And what happened then ...?
Well ... in Who-ville they say
That the Grinch's small heart
Grew three sizes that day!