Christmas Stories (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Christmas Stories The clock in the West Side Boys' Lodging house ticked out the seconds Of Christmas eve as slowly and methodically as if six fat turkeys were not sizzling in the basement kitchen against the morrow's spread, and as if two-score boys were not racking their brains to guess what kind of pies would go with them. Out on the avenue the shop keepers were barring doors and windows, and shout ing Merry Christmas! To one another across the street as they hurried to get home. The drays ran over the pavement with mufﬂed sounds; winter had set in with a heavy snow-storm. In the big hall the monotonous click of checkers on the board kept step with the clock. The smothered exclamations Of the boys at some unexpected, bold stroke, and the scratching of a little fellow's pencil on a slate, trying to figure out how long it was yet till the big dinner, were the only sounds that broke the quiet Of the room. The superintendent dozed behind his desk. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 204 pages
- 152 x 229 x 11mm | 281g
- 03 May 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 5 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white