Across the Years

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WHEN FATHER AND MOTHER REBELLEDJUPITER ANNTHE AXMINSTER PATHPHINEAS AND THE MOTOR CARTHE MOST WONDERFUL WOMANTHE PRICE OF A PAIR OF SHOESTHE LONG ROADA COUPLE OF CAPITALISTSIN THE FOOTSTEPS OF KATYTHE BRIDGE ACROSS THE YEARSFOR JIMMYA SUMMONS HOMETHE BLACK SILK GOWNSA BELATED HONEYMOONWHEN AUNT ABBY WAKED UPWRISTERS FOR THREETHE GIVING THANKS OF CYRUS AND HULDAHA NEW ENGLAND IDOL

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th an airy wave of his hands. "Maybe 'twill be a diamond tiara and a polo pony. Anyway, I know what 'twon't be--'twon't be slippers or a neckerchief!"

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It was later than usual that Christmas morning when Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bertram arose. If the old stomachs had rebelled a little at the pink peppermints and ice cream, and if the old feet had charged toll for their unaccustomed activity of the night before, neither Samuel nor Lydia Ann would acknowledge it.

"Well, we had it--that tree!" chuckled Samuel, as he somewhat stiffly thrust himself into his clothes.

"We did, Samuel,--we did," quavered Lydia Ann joyfully, "an' wa'n't it nice? Mis' Hopkins said she never had such a good time in all her life before."

"An' Uncle Tim an' Grandpa Gowin'--they was as spry as crickets, an' they made old Pete tune up that 'Money Musk' three times 'fore they'd quit."

"Yes; an'--my grief an' conscience, Samuel! 'tis late, ain't it?" broke off Lydia Ann, anxiously peering at the

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