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Christmas Stories And Legends

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,256 / 116 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.3
LoC Categories: PN, GR, BS
Downloads: 868
Added to site: 2006.02.17
mnybks.net#: 12783
Origin: gutenberg.org
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rning, dear ones all." They looked up with blank, unanswering faces, and said: "Good morning, Marcia"--that was all. But Marcia's heart leaped at the recognition of her presence, for she had begun to fear that she was dead, and that it was her spirit that was wandering about.

She stooped and kissed her mother, who murmured abstractedly, "Yes, dear," never once looking up from the presents she was examining. With a sinking heart she turned away from her mother and went and stood behind her father's chair, and leaning over whispered in his ear: "Dear father, have you forgotten that this is my birthday?" He answered kindly but absent-mindedly: "Why, daughter, am I likely to forget it with all these tokens around me?"--and he waved his hand toward the gifts piled around his plate. This was almost more than Marcia could bear, for father was always specially tender and attentive to her on her birthday. She always sat on his knee a while; and he told her what a joy and comfort she was to him, and he always pa

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