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Can you name the missing words from 'Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus'?

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TextMissing Word
We take _____ in answering at once and thus
prominently the ______ below, expressing at the
same time our ______ gratification that its faithful
______ is numbered among the friends of The Sun:
Dear ______—
I am 8 years old. Some of my _____ friends say there is
no Santa Claus. ______ says, “If you see it in The Sun,
it’s so.” Please tell me the ______, is there a Santa Claus?
Virginia ______
Virginia, your little friends are ______. They have been
affected by the ______ of a skeptical age. They do
not believe except they see. They ______ that nothing
can be ______ is not comprehensible by their little
minds. All ______, Virginia, whether they be men’s or
children’s, are little. In this great ______ of ours,
man is a mere ______, an ant, in his intellect as
compared with the boundless world about ______, as
measured by the ______ capable of grasping the
whole of truth and ______.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He ______ as
certainly as ______ and generosity and devotion exist,
and you _____ that they abound and give to your life
its highest ______ and joy. Alas! how dreary would be
the ______ if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as
dreary as if there were no ______. There would be
no childlike ______ then, no poetry, no romance to make
tolerable this ______. We should have no
TextMissing Word
enjoyment, except in sense and _______. The eternal light
with which ______ fills the world would be extinguished.
Not ______ in Santa Claus! You might as well not
believe in ______. You might get your papa to hire men
to watch in all the ______ on Christmas eve to catch
Santa Claus, but even if you did not ______ Santa Claus
coming down, what would that ______? Nobody sees
Santa Claus, but that is no ______ that there is no Santa
Claus. The most real ______ in the world are those that
neither children nor ______ can see. Did you ever see
fairies dancing on the ______? Of course not, but that’s
no proof that they are not ______. Nobody can conceive
or imagine all the ______ there are unseen and
______ in the world.
You tear apart the baby’s _____ and see what makes
the noise ______, but there is a veil covering the
unseen world which not the ______ man, nor even
the united ______ of all the strongest men that ever
lived could tear apart. Only faith, ______, love,
romance, can ______ aside that curtain and view and
picture the supernal beauty and ______ beyond. Is it all
real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is ______
else _____ and abiding.
No Santa Claus! Thank ______! he lives and lives forever.
A _______ years from now, Virginia, nay 10 times
10,000 years from now, he will ______ to make glad
the _______ of childhood.

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