Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe

Part 33 of total 34 stories in series The Children's Book of Christmas Stories.

The following story is one of many which has drifted down to us from the story-loving nurseries and hearthstones of Germany. I cannot recall when I first had it told to me as a child, varied, of course, by different tellers, but always leaving that sweet, tender impression of God’s loving care for the least of his children.

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