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The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas by Henry van Dyke
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A collection of short Christmas works by the author of The Story of the Fourth Wise Man

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THE

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS

BY

HENRY VAN DYKE

[Illustration: (Frontispiece)]

NEW YORK

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

1911

Copyright, 1905, by Charles Scribner's Sons

Published, October, 1905

CONTENTS

A DREAM STORY

THE CHRISTMAS ANGEL 3

A LITTLE ESSAY

CHRISTMAS GIVING AND CHRISTMAS LIVING 33

A SHORT CHRISTMAS SERMON

KEEPING CHRISTMAS 45

TWO CHRISTMAS PRAYERS

A CHRISTMAS PRAYER FOR THE HOME 51

A CHRISTMAS PRAYER FOR LONELY FOLKS 56

A DREAM STORY

THE CHRISTMAS ANGEL

It was the hour of rest in the Country Beyond the Stars. All the silver bells that swing with the turning of the great ring of light which lies around that land were softly chiming; and the sound of their commotion went down like dew upon the golden ways of the city, and the long alleys of blossoming trees, and the meadows of asphodel, and the curving shores of the River of Life.

At the hearing of that chime, all the angels who had been working turned to play, and all who had been playing gave themselves joyfully to work... Continue reading book >>


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