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who has many legends, including one about throwing bags of money over the wall, so that three poor sisters could have dowries.  In our house, the children put out their shoes or slippers, and St Nicholas comes and leaves chocolate, or whatever.  This year, chocolate money, chocolate St Nicholas’s (which are the same as chocolate santas, except if you can find them looking more bishopric, and ours came from the German market, so they probably were meant to be St Nicholas).

Music: St Nicholas, is it by Britten?

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