Letters, Jan. 20, 1947

The Blessed Fruits of Giving


The picture of the little Viennese boy with new shoes [TIME, Dec. 30] expresses more eloquently than anything I have ever seen, or read, or heard, the blessed fruits of giving. The response of sheer unrestrained joy by that little fellow cannot be measured in dollars of giving. To get such a return for his money has the giver getting all the better of the bargain.

To help keep this embodiment of Christmas "alive in hearts enough" (as TIME expressed the hope), I offer my small contribution toward seeing...

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