A Christmas Visitor to the Old South: The Chosen Ones

There came to the Old Slave Kingdom of North America a visitor of unspecified description. Some said he was tall though others said he was short. Some said he was rich but others said he was poor. The Blacks said he was White; the Whites swore he was Black. What they agreed upon was that he came simply, a common man of a meek and mild nature, but he so transformed the town that it was not the same after his appearing.