One-minute review: Beautiful story, beautifully told. Hyacinthe is a young carpenter working on a cabinet made of sandalwood, a wood from the East. His master brutalizes him. The cabinet must be ready for Christmas. The shack in which he is working is bitterly cold.
Tired, he works through Christmas Eve to finish the cabinet. If he fails to complete the work on time, he will feel his master’s stick.
He is visited by another boy, who tells of his youth in the warmth of the
The other boy leaves. He was Christ , who came when he had heard a child (Hyacinthe) cry.
It was just a dream says the curate. Was it?
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