The Nuts

A Christmas Story for my Children and Grandchildren

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Author: Georg Ebers
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,993 / 23 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 4,365 2434

A story of redemption.

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been so deaf to all appeals from the poor, had been so sweetly generous to the child.

"The tormented woman answered amid her loud sobs: 'The tearful eyes of the little one reminded me of my small sister, who died a painful death before I had grown to be hard and wicked, and a strange sensation--I know not how it happened myself--overpowered me. It seemed as if my heart warmed within me, and something seemed to say to me that I would never forgive myself as long as I lived, and would be even unhappier than I was, if I did not give the child something to rejoice over at Christmas time. I longed to draw her towards me and kiss her. After I had tossed her half of the nuts, which I had just bought, I felt happier than I had for many a day, and I would certainly have given her some money, though only a little . . . .'

"But Peter interrupted her. He had heard enough, and as he knew that it was impossible for any one in Heaven or Hell to tell an untruth, he nodded to her, saying: 'That was, beyond disp


Average Rating of 2 from 3 reviews: **

A translated German tale that illustrates a lesson about how a small act of kindness can really mean a great deal. This short, well written story is definitely worth downloading. I am certainly going to look for more books by Ebers.

Please note that even though most of the story centers around Heaven, Hell, angels, death and the Savior, this one may conflict with the salvation view.


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Leah A. Zeldes

Very pious story of which the moral seems to be is that one tiny act of kindness can buy a get-out-of-hell-free card for people who have been wicked and hard-hearted all the rest of their lives.

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