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A Little Book Of Christmas

A Little Book Of Christmas by John Kendrick Bangs
By: (1862-1922)

Summary: Four short Christmas stories, a bit sentimental, but still affecting and worthwhile. Plus Four Christmas verses. (Summary by David Wales)

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A LITTLE BOOK OF CHRISTMAS

[Illustration: "What are you doing?" he asked, drawing near. FRONTISPIECE. See page 69.]

A LITTLE BOOK OF CHRISTMAS

BY JOHN KENDRICK BANGS

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY ARTHUR E. BECHER

BOSTON LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY 1912

Copyright, 1912 , BY LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY.

All rights reserved

Published, September, 1912

THE COLONIAL PRESS C. H. SIMONDS & CO., BOSTON, U. S. A.

CONTENTS

PAGE

THE CONVERSION OF HETHERINGTON 5

THE CHILD WHO HAD EVERYTHING BUT 47

SANTA CLAUS AND LITTLE BILLEE 87

THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN SANTAS 129

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

"What are you doing?" he asked, drawing near Frontispiece

She stood with her eyes popping out of her head PAGE 39

He thought it very strange that Santa Claus' hand should be so red and cold and rough 91

One by one the prisoners of the night dropped in surreptitiously 155

A TOAST TO SANTA CLAUS

Whene'er I find a man who don't Believe in Santa Claus, And spite of all remonstrance won't Yield up to logic's laws, And see in things that lie about The proof by no means dim, I straightway cut that fellow out, And don't believe in him... Continue reading book >>


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