Read by Clareine Cronin
Every Christmas, Matron took the orphanage children to visit Herr Drosselmayer’s marvellous toyshop. How charming for orphans to admire the toys rich children are given! Herr Drosselmayer hated children, however. Messy, noisy, unmanageable—children upset his displays and left sticky, longing handprints on his glass showcases. So Herr Drosselmayer locked the door and put a "closed" sign in the shop window when Matron first came to plead the orphans' cause.