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Peace On Earth, Good-Will To Dogs –by: Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

“If you don’t like Christmas stories, don’t read this one!


And if you don’t like dogs I don’t know just what to advise you to do!


For I warn you perfectly frankly that I am distinctly pro-dog and distinctly pro-Christmas, and would like to bring to this little story whatever whiff of fir-balsam I can cajole from the make-believe forest in my typewriter, and every glitter of tinsel, smudge of toy candle, crackle of wrapping paper, that my particular brand of brain and ink can conjure up on a single keyboard! And very large-sized dogs shall romp throu...

Christmas Every Day and Other Stories Told for Children –by: William Dean Howells

Five short delightful stories for children, told in the voice of "the papa" to "the girl" and "the boy." William Dean Howells (March 1, 1837 – May 11, 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. Nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters", he was particularly known for his tenure as editor of the Atlantic Monthly as well as his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day" and the novel The Rise of Silas Lapham. (Reader’s Note for story 3: A pony engine is a small locomotive for switching cars from one track to another.)

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CH...

Een Kerstlied in Proza –by: Charles Dickens

'A Christmas Carol' is een Victoriaanse allegorie over een oude en verbitterde vrek, Ebenezer Scrooge, die in de nacht voor Kerstmis een aantal dromen heeft… (Samenvatting van Wikipedia)
This is the Dutch translation of the book: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

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Wereld Bibliotheek Onder leiding van L. Simons

Charles Dickens

Een Kerstlied in Proza

Vertaald door J. Kuylman Met inleiding door L. S.

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Old English Sports, Pastimes and Customs

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OLD ENGLISH SPORTS

Pastimes and Customs

by

P. H. DITCHFIELD, M.A.

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society; Rector of Barkham, Berks Hon. Sec. of Berks Archæological Society, etc.

First published by Methuen & Co., 1891

TO

LADY RUSSEL

THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED WITH THE AUTHOR'S KINDEST REGARDS.

PREFACE.

Encouraged by the kind reception which his former book, Our English Villages , met with at the hands of both critics and the public, the author has ventured to reproduce in book form another series of articles which have appeared d...

The Children s Book of Christmas Stories –by: Asa Don Dickinson

Many librarians have felt the need and expressed the desire for a select collection of children's Christmas stories in one volume. This book claims to be just that and nothing more. Each of the stories has already won the approval of thousands of children, and each is fraught with the true Christmas spirit. It is hoped that the collection will prove equally acceptable to parents, teachers, and librarians.

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THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF CHRISTMAS STORIES

By Various

Edited by Asa Don Dickinson and Ada M. Skinner

PREFACE

Many librarians have felt the need and expressed ...

Christmas Comes but Once a Year –by: John Leighton

A Christmas tale of John Brown's ghastly family (suburban snobs), Captain Bonaventure de Camp and his equally awful brood (a dubious crew), and poor Soavo Spohf, organist of St. Stiff the Martyr, gifted in musical ability but not blessed in looks or love.

No-one could call this a great work of literature, but it definitely raises a few chuckles and it also offers a fascinating glimpse into Christmas festivities and social mores in well-to-do households in the mid-19th century. (Introduction by Ruth Golding)

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[Transcriber's Note: Rows of closely spaced a...

Der Weihnachtsabend – Eine Geistergeschichte –by: Charles Dickens

1843 verfasste Dickens den Roman A Christmas Carol (deutscher Titel: Eine Weihnachtsgeschichte) in der Absicht, die Aufmerksamkeit des Lesers auf die Not der Armen in der Gesellschaft Englands zu lenken. Am 19. Dezember 1843 wurde das Werk mit Illustrationen von John Leech ver"offentlicht.

Der herzlose Gesch"aftemacher Ebenezer Scrooge wandelt sich zu einem gütigen, die Not der Menschen lindernden alten Herren. Dickens bedient sich hierfür der Mittel der Groteske: Am Heiligen Abend erscheint dem alten Geizhals der Geist seines verstorbenen Gesch"aftspartners Marley, der zu Lebzeiten ...

Some Christmas Stories

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This etext was prepared from the 1911 Chapman and Hall Christmas Stories (Volume 1) edition by David Price, email ccx074@coventry.ac.uk

Some Short Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens

Contents:

A Christmas Tree What Christmas is as we Grow Older The Poor Relation's Story The Child's Story The Schoolboy's Story Nobody's Story

A CHRISTMAS TREE

I have been looking on, this evening, at a merry company of children assembled round that pretty German toy, a Christmas Tree. The tree was planted in the middle of a great round table, and towered high above their hea...

The Story of the Other Wise Man –by: Henry van Dyke

You know the story of the Three Wise Men of the East, and how they travelled from far away to offer their gifts at the manger-cradle in Bethlehem. But have you ever heard the story of the Other Wise Man, who also saw the star in its rising, and set out to follow it, yet did not arrive with his brethren in the presence of the young child Jesus? Of the great desire of this fourth pilgrim, and how it was denied, yet accomplished in the denial; of his many wanderings and the probations of his soul; of the long way of his seeking, and the strange way of his finding, the One whom he sought—I wo...

The Story of the White-Rock Cove –by: Anonymous

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THE STORY OF THE WHITE ROCK COVE.

With Illustrations.

LONDON: T. NELSON AND SONS, PATERNOSTER ROW; EDINBURGH; AND NEW YORK. 1871.

[Illustration: WILLIE AND ALECK AT THE FOOT OF THE WHITE ROCK.]

CONTENTS

I. LONG AGO AT BRAYCOMBE

II. ALECK'S WELCOME

III. A WHOLE HOLIDAY

IV. THE RIDE TO STAVEMOOR

V. SHIP BUILDING

VI. THE SCHOONER YACHT

VII. THE MISSING SHIP

VIII. ANOTHER SEARCH

IX. SORROWFUL DAYS

X. SUNDAY EVENING

XI. THE WH...

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