The Christmas Fairy

The Christmas Fairy
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The Christmas Fairy by Frances E. Crompton, Mrs. Molesworth, John Strange Winter

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1878

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A Christmas Fairy -- Not Quite True -- In the Chimney Corner

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and the boys came in from their walk, Mrs. Frere had a whole budget of news for them.

There were four Kingleys, but the eldest was a girl of sixteen, whom the children put aside at once as "no good," and listened impatiently to hear about the others.

"Next to Sybil," said their Mother, "comes Hugh; he is four years younger--only twelve--and then Freda, nearly eleven, and lastly Maggie, a 'tom-boy,' her Mother calls her, of eight."

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"I shall like her awfully if she's a tom-boy," said Helena very decidedly, while Willie and Leigh looked rather puzzled. They had never heard of a tom-boy before, and could not make out if it meant a boy or a girl, till afterwards, when Helena explained it to them, and then Willie said he had thought it must mean a girl, "'cos of Maggie being a girl's name."

"I hope you will like them all," said Mrs. Frere. "By their Mother's account they seem to be very hearty, sensible children; indeed, she says they are just a little wil

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