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Christmas Every Day and Other Stories Told for Children

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Five short delightful stories for children, told in the voice of "the papa" to "the girl" and "the boy." William Dean Howells (March 1, 1837 – May 11, 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. Nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters", he was particularly known for his tenure as editor of the Atlantic Monthly as well as his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day" and the novel The Rise of Silas Lapham. (Reader’s Note for story 3: A pony engine is a small locomotive for switching cars from one track to another.)

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CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY AND OTHER STORIES

BY W. D. HOWELLS

[Illustration: "HAVING BONFIRES IN THE BACK YARD OF THE PALACE." [Page 130.]

CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY AND OTHER STORIES TOLD FOR CHILDREN

BY W. D. HOWELLS

[Illustration]

NEW YORK AND LONDON HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1892, by W. D. HOWELLS.

All rights reserved.

CONTENTS

CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY 3

TURKEYS TURNING THE TABLES 25

THE PONY ENGINE AND THE PACIFIC EXPRESS 51

THE PUMPKIN GLORY 71

BUTTERFLYFLUTTERBY AND FLUTTERBYBUTTERFLY 111

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"Having Bonfires in the Back Yard of the Palace" Frontispiece

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