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173. The Christmas Gift (2)
Many people were enjoying themselves in the park
Christmas day. A group of people were playing
. All the tennis courts were packed. Some people
lawn bowling. Holding hands, Hugo and Kayleen walked
the way around the park. They played soccer
a pine cone. They petted a dog and
to its owner.
When they returned to Kayleen’s
, Hugo dug into the plastic bag and pulled
an old clamp-on lamp from his apartment that
hadn’t used for years. “What’s this?” Kayleen asked.
thought you might like this lamp,” Hugo replied. “
apartment needs more light. I was going to
it out, but then I thought you might
“It’s Christmas day, and you’re bringing me
used lamp? A used lamp that doesn’t even
a bulb in it?! Is that the best
you could come up with on Christmas day?
here, you didn’t even bother to clean this
before bringing it into my house!” Indeed, Hugo
missed a couple of spots on the lamp
dust had accumulated. Jeez, Hugo muttered to her,
she didn’t like it, he’d take it home.
,” she ordered. “Give it to me.” Feeling better,
gave it to her. She opened the door
threw it outside. “All you can give me
Christmas day is second-hand crap?! That’s all I’m
to you? Get out of here, and take
bag of garbage with you, Santa Claus!”