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Christmas with Grandma Elsie

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Author: Martha Finley
Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 68,939 / 198 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.4
LoC Category: PS
Series: Elsie Dinsmore
Downloads: 883
Added to site: 2005.02.26
mnybks.net#: 9792
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urprise them with a Christmas tree loaded with nice things! Lets do it, girls. We all have some pocket money, and we can get our fathers and mothers to tell us how to use it to the best advantage, and how to manage the giving."

"I haven't a bit more pocket money than I need to buy the presents I wish to give my own particular friends," objected Sydney.

"It's nice, and right too, I think, to give tokens of love to our dear ones," Evelyn said, "but we need not make them very expensive in order to give pleasure;--often they would prefer some simple little thing that is the work of our own hands--and so we would have something left for the poor and needy, whom the Bible teaches us we should care for and relieve to the best of our ability."

"Yes, I daresay you are right," returned Sydney, "but I sha'n't make any rash promises in regard to the matter."


CHAPTER II.

In the parlor the older people were conversing on somewhat similar topics: first discussing plans fo

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2006.08.18
Maria
*****

Really good book! Is the one before it coming out?


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