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Rosemary

A Christmas story

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Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 20,426 / 63 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 529
Added to site: 2006.02.11
mnybks.net#: 12736
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be failing. Then, when she had eaten a little, daintily in spite of her hunger, he encouraged her to talk.

"Mother and I are all alone in the world," she said. "We are Belgian, and live in Brussels, but we have drifted about a good deal, just amusing ourselves. Somehow we never happened to come here until a month ago. Then my mother said one day in Paris, 'Let us go to Monte Carlo. I dreamed last night that I won twenty thousand francs there.' My mother is rather superstitious. We came, and she did win, at first. She was delighted, and believed in her dream, so much that when she began to lose, she went up and up, doubling each time. They call the game she made, 'playing the martingale!'

"She lost all the money we had with us, and telegraphed home for more. Soon, she had sold out every one of our securities. Then she won, and went half mad with the joy and excitement, but the joy didn't last long. She lost all, again--literally, our all. We were penniless. There was nothing left to pay the hote

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2007.12.19
Andrea DiMartino
*****

This is the first A.M. Williamson story I read and I loved every minute of it. It is such a sweet little story about love and faith, a perfect feel good Christmas tale in which nothing really bad happens and a great deal of good occurs. Plus, it can be safely read to children.


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