Watch--Work--Wait

Or, The Orphan's Victory

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Author: Sarah A. Myers
Published: 1862
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,201 / 111 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 313
Added to site: 2005.11.22
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iginal Dutch settlers. Many ceremonies and customs, relics of a ruder age, and now nearly forgotten, were still practised. The Raymonds, although pious, and more intelligent than most of their neighbours, kept up many of the usages of Fatherland on the Christmas occasion, perhaps more as wafting them back in remembrance of early enjoyment in the home circle, than from any present love of the festivity common at this period.

The joyful season drew nigh merrily, and in the watchmaker's family, as in all others--for the very poorest look forward hopingly to it--there was nothing but bright anticipations, which were for the present realized. The Christmas cake was prepared in the most approved old fashion; the dark-hued pine was duly ornamented, and occupied a conspicuous place in the family room, and little William was made most happy in the receipt of many gifts, although toy paints and pencils were not among the number.

But what says the Scripture? "Boast not thyself of to-morrow, for thou knowest not wh

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