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And suddenly, as I stepped off the bus, a man swept me in his arms, squeezed
the breath out of me ; he was laughing, he was crying — a tall, good-looking man,
laughing and crying. He said: "Don't you know me? Don't you know your daddy ?
"Look, Daddy. Look at all the wonderful things Santa Claus brought me." Calm
now, he walked into the parlor and hugged me. "You like what Santa Claus
brought you ?" I smiled at him. He smiled at me. There was a tender lingering
Tell your daddy that you love him." But I couldn't speak. I was terrified I was going
to miss my bus. And I was worried about my plane, which was strapped to the top
of the taxi. "Say it: 'I love you.' Say it. Please. Buddy. Say it." It was lucky for me ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - shsunon - LibraryThing
Truman Capote spends a sad and unusual Christmas with his father whom he rarely sees. This novel contains autobiographical elements ---Bring tissue for tears. Read full review
ONE CHRISTMASUser Review - Kirkus
With just 21 pages of large-print text, this autobiographical snippet (which originally appeared in Ladles' Home Journal) is even briefer than A Christmas Memory or The Thanksgiving Visitor; more ... Read full review