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And Thus He Came

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These short stories, perhaps we might call them modern parables, are not the usual fare of warm and fuzzy Christmas stories (pleasing as those are) but rather life events and crises triggered by Christmas, present or imminent. Brady was a journalist, historian, adventure writer, and Episcopal priest.

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AND THUS HE CAME

A Christmas Fantasy

by

CYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY

Pictures by Walter B. Everett

G.P. Putnam's Sons New York and London The Knickerbocker Press

1916

[Illustration: "No, No," said the woman, "I can't go with you now."]

To the Beloved Memory of Little Betty

Contents

I. THE BABY II. THE CHILD III. THE FRIEND IV. THE WORKMAN V. THE COMFORTER VI. THE BURDEN BEARER VII. THE THORN CROWNED VIII. THE BROKEN HEARTED IX. THE FORGIVER OF SINS X. THE GIVER OF LIFE XI. THE STILLER OF THE STORM

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"NO, NO," SAID THE WOMAN, "I CAN'T GO WITH YOU NOW" (Frontispiece)

AFTER A TIME SHE FELL DOWN ON HER KNEES. SHE PRESSED THEM AGAINST HER FACE

SHE LAID HER HAND UPON THE KNOB OF THE CHURCH DOOR

"IT IS HE," WHISPERED THE PRIEST; "HIS SORROW WAS GREATER THAN MINE"

ABSOLVO TE

THE CRY FOR BREAD

I

The Baby

"A LITTLE CHILD SHALL LEAD THEM"

I

The Baby

The heavy perfume of rare blossoms, the wild strains of mad music, the patter of flying feet, the murmur of speech, the ring of laughter, filled the great hall... Continue reading book >>


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