The Birds' Christmas Carol

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Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,691 / 38 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 705
mnybks.net#: 7459
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ness. And so Carol came by her name. Of course, it was thought foolish by many people, though Uncle Jack declared laughingly that it was very strange if a whole family of Birds could not be indulged in a single Carol; and Grandma, who adored the child, thought the name much more appropriate than Lucy, but was glad that people would probably think it short for Caroline. Perhaps because she was born in holiday time, Carol was a very happy baby. Of course, she was too tiny to understand the joy of Christmas-tide, but people say there is everything in a good beginning, and she may have breathed-in unconsciously the fragrance of evergreens and holiday dinners; while the peals of sleigh-bells and the laughter of happy children may have fallen upon her baby ears and wakened in them a glad surprise at the merry world she had come to live in. Her cheeks and lips were as red as holly berries; her hair was for all the world the color of a Christmas candle-flame; her eyes were bright as stars; her laugh like a chime of C

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Average Rating of 2.5 from 2 reviews: ***
2009.12.20
Leah A. Zeldes
**...

A maudlin tale about a little invalid, Carol Bird, too good to live.

2006.11.28
Amrita
***..

A very touching story that makes a direct connection eith your heart. Style of writing is lucid and kind of 'musical'. As far as the story content goes... well, considering it was written so many years back, its good but as far as modern day books go, the story is very common and predictable and there is nothing particularly striking or unique about it. Nevertheless, the style is beautiful and you should read it for that.


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