By Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card bargains a Christmas reward to his thousands of fanatics with this brief novel set in the course of Ender's first years on the conflict university the place it's forbidden to have a good time non secular vacation trips. The young children come from many countries, many faiths; whereas they're being expert for struggle, non secular clash among them isn't really at the curriculum. yet Dink Meeker, one of many older scholars, doesn't see it that manner. He thinks that giving presents isn't precisely a spiritual commentary, and on Sinterklaas Day he tucks a gift into one other student's shoe.
This small act of uprising units off a conflict royal among the scholars and the employees, yet a few unbelievable alliances shape whilst Ender comes up opposed to a brand new pupil, Zeck Morgan. The warfare over Santa Claus will strength each person to choose.
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