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The two floors above were trimmed with lacy balconies whose dark green iron
intricacies were delicately entwined with bougainvillea and rippling vines of
scarlet spider orchids — a plant that resembles lizards flicking their red tongues.
Several things occurred that kept me awake the whole night. First, the footfalls,
the noise of my father running up and down the stairs, breathing heavily. I had to
see what he was up to. So I hid on the balcony among the bougainvillea.
among the bougainvillea. From there, I had a complete view of the parlor and the
Christmas tree and the fireplace where a fire still palely burned. Moreover, I could
see my father. He was crawling around under the tree arranging a pyramid of ...
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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