María was a girl who lived with her father in a cabin far from the big city. Her father was a lumberjack and the girl used to help him a lot when she is not in the school. However, she know that she should help his father,but she did not like it at all. What she wanted was to wear the best dresses and every time Christmas approached, she ask to Santa Claus for many of this things.
However, Maria had never received a Christmas present. His father had explained to him that gifts were not the most important thing, that it was a time to enjoy as a family and spend time together. Maria understood it, but she didn't like it very much because she would also have liked to tell to her friends about the gifts she had received for Christmas.
When Christmas Eve arrived, Maria prepared the dinner and was about to go to bed when she heard a noise at the door of the house. She went out to see what was happening with a flashlight, full of illusion thinking that it would be Santa Claus with a gift for her but what she found was an old box. When he looked inside, he discovered a kitten that was crying. The girl approached, picked him up and carried him to the fire to warm up the kitten, and called him Sparks.