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Colonel Crockett's Co-operative Christmas

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Author: Rupert Hughes
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,727 / 26 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 873
Added to site: 2007.09.26
mnybks.net#: 18332
Genres: Humor, Short Story
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t for a new deal. He took the lead.

He says what might I be wanting to use the Garden for?

"Oh, I won't bulge the walls or strain the floor," I says. "I only want it for a Christmas tree. I am going to invite my friends to a little party."

"Whew, but you must be popular!" he says. "Who the dickens are you? Brother Teddy, or Mother Eddy?"

"I'm Colonel D. Austin Crockett, of Waco," I says as meek as I could.

"Pleased to meet you, Colonel," he says. "What you running for?--District Attorney? Or are you starting a new Mutual Benefit Life Assassination?"

"Neither," I says; "I'm a stranger in New York."

"But these friends of yours?" he gasped. "Is all Waco coming up here on an excursion? Is the town going to move bodily?"

"Mr. Prosecutor," I says, "if you'll stop cross-examining a minute, and let me tell how it all happened, it will save right smart of time. I am a stranger here to about four million people. They are strangers to me. We ought to know each othe

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2009.12.20
Leah A. Zeldes
***..

Col. Crockett, of Waco, Texas, finds himself alone in New York City for two consecutive Christmases, and decides to do something about it. Though related with entertaining language in a series of letters from Crockett, it doesn't have much of a plot.


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