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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

by Dr. Seuss
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Lines 159-169 Summary

Change of Heart 

  • That's when it happens.
  • The Grinch comes to the shocking realization that he hasn't managed to stop Christmas at all. His plan totally failed (and rightfully so!).
  • The Grinch, in utter shock and disbelief, wonders why all the Whos are still singing down in the town.
  • It must be because it's Christmas; Christmas came despite the missing gifts and gourmet foods.
  • How'd that happen?
  • Because Christmas isn't a tangible thing that he could steal. In fact, it's something quite different.
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