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Christmas, A Happy Time

A Tale, Calculated for the Amusement and Instruction of Young Persons

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Author: Miss Mant
Published: 1832
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,615 / 31 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 349
Added to site: 2006.12.28
mnybks.net#: 15655
Genre: Young Readers
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as cut by the pickaxe, it would not have been smooth enough to have slidden upon, and now you see it is all in pieces, and you might as well try to slide on a heap of stones.'

By this time all the party had crossed the stile, and were proceeding along the lane.

'I wonder you do not have the ice-house filled from the water in the park papa' said Harriet. 'This is such dirty, nasty-looking stuff.'

'You have before seen in what manner the ice-house is filled,' replied Mr. Mortimer; 'that the ice is all broken, almost pounded to pieces, and then stored below ground; and I have also told you that it is never eaten, and it signifies little whether it is entirely pure or not. The house will be rendered as cold by this ice, as by that from the park, and that is all which is necessary. And it would be a pity to spoil the appearance of the other, unless it were necessary; particularly as John and Frederick and myself hope to have same good slides upon it during the holidays.'

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