Stories for the Church Seasons, Christmas-Easter

Stories for the Church Seasons, Christmas-Easter

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...and beautiful, just at the moment when the thoughts of his little cripple sister were softening his heart, it is certain some Christmas angel must have been near, for as he looked at the white figure before him all bathed in silver light, the excited, angry flush died away out of his face, leaving it very white; but with a strong, resolute determination, which made him look almost like a St. Christopher waiting for some mighty foe to conquer, he stood for a moment face to face with the pure white figure, both of them bathed in the soft, silver moonlight, and one as motionless as the other. Above in the great, peaceful heavens the Christmas stars twinkled softly, seeming to shake down to the earth from among the silver tinted clouds the same Christmas gift which has come every year for nearly nineteen centuries. The great, unexplained, unspeakable love the mighty God, the great Jehovah, brought upon earth when in the form of a helpless baby--He stretched His arms out to those who gave Him such poor but loving service long, long ago. This great love crept into the boy's heart and helped him with the fight that was going on in the heart, though the outward form was so motionless. After a moment, his eyes still fixed on the snow image, he said, half aloud, "I'll just quit where I am. I'll go and tell the fellows so; I don't care what they say." He sprang over the light wall and was round the corner before he had time to consider what he would say, but it all came out in regular boy fashion. "I didn't go in for the key, fellows, 'cause I'm not going to Sparks'. You can go if you want to; but I think it's a bad business to go where we wouldn't want our folks to see us, and on Christmas night, too." Clifton Haynes laughed as...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236968689
  • 9781236968685