A Christmas Garland (Google eBook)
It was with the sense of a, for him, very memorable something that he peered now into the immediate future, and tried, not without compunction, to take that period up where he had, prospectively, left it. But just where the deuce had he left it? The consciousness of dubiety was, for our friend, not, this morning, quite yet clean-cut enough to outline the figures on what she had called his "horizon," between which and himself the twilight was indeed of a quality somewhat intimidating. He had run up, in the course of time, against a good number of "teasers;" and the function of teasing them back-of, as it were, giving them, every now and then, "what for"-was in him so much a habit that he would have been at a loss had there been, on the face of it, nothing to lose. Oh, he always had offered rewards, of course-had ever so liberally pasted the windows of his soul with staring appeals, minute descriptions, promises that knew no bounds. But the actual recovery of the article-the business of drawing and crossing the cheque, blotched though this were with tears of joy-had blankly appeared to him rather in the light of a sacrilege, casting, he sometimes felt, a palpable chill on the fervour of the next quest.
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Review: A Christmas GarlandUser Review - Barbara Stilwell - Goodreads
This is a compilation of short stories in Munsey's reader during the late 1800's. It was confusing at first to understand that each chapter was a different view of Christmas. The stories were excellent and caused me to think about Christmas in several different ways. Read full review