… It started in low, then it started to grow
But this, this sound wasn’t sad. What, this sound sounded glad
Every Who down in Who-ville, the tall and the small, was singing without any presents at all
He hadn’t stopped Christmas from coming, it came. Somehow or other, it came just the same…
… He paused, and the Grinch put a hand to his ear
And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?
It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags.
And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.
Well, what happened then, well in Who-ville they say,
that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day…
- From How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss