Daddy Williams' Toy Shop is the center of interest to "Toad" and his friends long before Christmas arrives. They plan a surprise that brings joy to a poor family. The boys erect snow forts and the two sides have a battle royal.
remark as he entered the room.
"We're going for Christmas greens and Dad's going to cut our tree from away up on the hillside," Toad told him, "and," he added, "we're going to take one of the horses with us to drag it home."
"Oh, that's great!" replied Reddy. "Do you start soon?"
"Don't you want to go, too?" asked Chuck. "And maybe we can get Fat and Herbie, too," he added.
"If such a crowd goes, and everybody gathers greens," laughed Toad, "what will we ever do with all of them?"
Mother Brown answered him from the doorway.
"Why not take some of them to the church? I'm sure the ladies who are trimming it will be glad to use all that you can give them."
"That's a splendid idea," declared Father Brown, rising from his seat by the fireplace. "Come, boys, bundle up well, because it's going to be a cold drive."
"I'll run ahead to get the others," called Chuck as he hurried from the room.