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Our Holidays Their Meaning and Spirit; retold from St. Nicholas   By:

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=OUR HOLIDAYS=

HISTORICAL STORIES

RETOLD FROM

ST. NICHOLAS MAGAZINE

IN FIVE VOLUMES

INDIAN STORIES A mirror of Indian ideas, customs, and adventures.

COLONIAL STORIES Stirring tales of the rude frontier life of early times.

REVOLUTIONARY STORIES Heroic deeds, and especially children's part in them.

CIVIL WAR STORIES Thrilling stories of the great struggle, both on land and sea.

OUR HOLIDAYS Something of their meaning and spirit.

Each about 200 pages. Full cloth, 12mo.

THE CENTURY CO.

[Illustration: HO, FOR THE CHRISTMAS TREE!]

OUR HOLIDAYS

THEIR MEANING AND SPIRIT

RETOLD FROM ST. NICHOLAS

[Illustration]

PUBLISHED BY THE CENTURY CO. NEW YORK MCMVI

THE DE VINNE PRESS

=CONTENTS=

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OUR HOLIDAYS 1

ST. SATURDAY Henry Johnstone 3

HALLOWE'EN 7

ALL HALLOW EVE MYTHS David Brown 9

ELECTION DAY 13

RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF CITIZENS S.E. Forman 15

THANKSGIVING DAY 21

A THANKSGIVING DINNER THAT FLEW AWAY H. Butterworth 23

WHITTIER'S BIRTHDAY 35

THE BOYHOOD OF JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER William H. Rideing 37

CHRISTMAS 51

HOW UNCLE SAM OBSERVES CHRISTMAS Clifford Howard 53

NEW YEAR'S DAY 79

EXTRACT FROM "SOCIAL LIFE IN THE COLONIES" Edward Eggleston 81

A CHINESE NEW YEAR'S IN CALIFORNIA H.H. 82

LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY 85

ABRAHAM LINCOLN Helen Nicolay 87

THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS 99

O CAPTAIN! MY CAPTAIN! Walt Whitman 101

ST. VALENTINE'S BIRTHDAY 103

WHO BEGAN IT? Olive Thorne 105

WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY 111

THE BOYHOOD OF WASHINGTON Horace E. Scudder 113

LONGFELLOW'S BIRTHDAY 123

LONGFELLOW AND THE CHILDREN Lucy Larcom 125

INAUGURATION DAY 139

HOW A PRESIDENT IS INAUGURATED Clifford Howard 141

EASTER DAY 153

A SONG OF EASTER Celia Thaxter 155

THE GENERAL'S EASTER BOX Temple Bailey 159

ARBOR DAY 175

THE PLANTING OF THE APPLE TREE William Cullen Bryant 177

APRIL FOOL'S DAY 181

FOURTH MONTH DUNCE H.M.M. 183

MEMORIAL DAY 185

THE BOY IN GRAY Mary Bradley 187

FLAG DAY 193

THE STARS AND STRIPES Henry Russell Wray 195

FOURTH OF JULY 199

A STORY OF THE FLAG Victor Mapes 201

=PREFACE=

To most young people, holidays mean simply freedom from lessons and a good time... Continue reading book >>




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