This is the story of how an orphan called Nikolas became Santa Claus.
Many years ago, in Lapland, a boy named Nikolas is orphaned when his family are killed in an accident. The heads of the families in the village meet to decide his future and, as life in the arctic is difficult, it is decided that as no one family could care for him permanently, they would raise him communally, with each family taking him for one year and then moving him on to the next.
Location: Inworldz: http://places.inworldz.com/Delphi/169/77/36
Author: Julie Lane