An adventure with Santa Claus

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One day, when I woke up, I felt very cold.  I opened my eyes, and I saw that I was at somebody’s home.  Then I looked out from the window which was near my bed.  I saw all the things were covered in snow.  It was very beautiful because I had never seen snow before.

Suddenly, I heard some warn laughter outside my bedroom.  Then I walked slowly and lightly to the door and tried to find who was outside.  I opened the door quietly and looked through the small gap.  I found an old man with a white beard, wearing a red gown, a read hat, red gloves and long boots.  There was a pair of glasses on his round face.  He was sitting on a very big sofa.  The living room was very big.  A tall Christmas tree was in the middle of the living room, full of green leaves.  Around the tree, I could see many bags of gifts.

I went into the living room.  The old man saw me and said, ‘Who are you, boy?’

‘I am Brian Nip.  And who are you?’ I asked.

‘HA, HA, HA, HA, I am Santa Claus.  Don’t you know me, boy?’ He answered.

‘How nice to meet you, Santa Claus! What is your daily life like?’ I asked.

‘I am very busy.  I need to feed my reindeers.  I have to reply to the children who ask me to give them Christmas gifts.  I am also busy sending out the gifts.’ He said.

‘Oh, I see.  What are your hobbies?’ I asked.

‘I like playing football, skiing, ice-skating and watching TV.’ He said.

‘So do I! But I have never skied before. Mm… you are Santa Claus, then here must be… Finland!  Can I follow you to send the gifts?’ I asked.

‘Of course! You are welcome.  I will go to send the gifts and happiness tonight.’

Then I tried to pick up a bag of gifts, but it was too heavy, and I couldn’t stand up with it on my back. Then I fell down.  I woke up and found that I was in my bed.  It was a dream, a wonderful dream.