. A partridge in a pear tree
On the second day of Christmas (26th December), my mother sent to me THREE presents:
. Two turtle doves . A partridge in a pear tree
On the third day of Christmas (27th December and so on) my mother sent to me SIX presents:
. Three French hens . Two turtle doves . A partridge in a pear tree
This carries on until the the twelfth day of Christmas, when my mother sends me:
Twelve drummers drumming Eleven pipers piping Ten lords a-leaping Nine ladies dancing Eight maids a-milking Seven swans a-swimming Six geese a-laying Five gold rings Four calling birds Three French hens Two turtle doves A partridge in a pear tree
After the twelve days of Christmas are over, how many presents has my mother sent me altogether?