The Children's Book of Christmas Stories

The Children's Book of Christmas Stories

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Excerpt: ...sighed Betty, as she wandered into the library. "Oh, me, there goes Alice Johns with her arms loaded with presents to mail, and I can't give a single soul anything!" "Do you know where 'Quotations for Occasions' has gone?" Betty turned to face pretty Rosamond Howitt, the only senior left behind. "Gone to be rebound. I heard Miss Dyce say so." "Oh, dear, I needed it so." "Could I help? I know a lot of rhymes and tags of proverbs and things like that." "Oh, if you would help me, I'd be so grateful! Won't you come to my room? You see, I promised a friend in town, who is to have a Christmas dinner, and who's been very kind to me, that I'd paint the place cards and write some quotation appropriate to each guest. I'm shamefully late over it, my own gifts took such a time; but the painting, at least, is done." Rosamond led the way to her room, and there displayed the cards which she had painted. "You can't think of my helplessness! If it were a Greek verb now, or a lost and strayed angleshow more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236731751
  • 9781236731753