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The Practical Joke

The Christmas Story of Uncle Ned

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Author: Anonymous
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,501 / 14 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 679
Added to site: 2010.05.20 27801
Genre: Short Story

od soul, never refused a kind request in his life, and we felt quite safe for the next half hour. I think I see him now, with his trim leg encased in a fine home-knit stocking--his bright shoe-buckles, and neat drab small-clothes--his queer-looking continental hat, with his gray locks appearing beneath it, and his hands resting upon the head of his silver-mounted cane.

[Illustration: Portrait of Uncle Ned.]

The chairs were set in their places, stragglers called in, and all were seated in silence to hear.



"Many years ago, when I was a slip of a lad like Tom there"--"Why, uncle," cried little Willy in amazement, "did you say you were no bigger than Tom? Were you ever as little as Tom, uncle?"--"Hush, Willy," said Tom, a well-grown bo



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