Mr Kris Kringle: A Christmas Tale | Silas Weir Mitchell

Many years ago a woman left childless, on whom also had fallen a great sorrow, turned for relief toward helping a crippled child. It proved difficult to find for him a home where his wants and limitations would be patiently considered. It seemed as easy to care for many as for one, and so a small house was taken and thus this little seed thought of desire to help one lonely waif grew into a noble charity.

The following little Christmas story was written, and is published for the benefit of the Home of the Merciful Saviour for Crippled Children, Philadelphia.

S. Weir Mitchell