I'll tell you what we'll do," said Beth, "let's each get her something for Christmas
, land not get anything for ourselves.
time to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer; a time for balancing your books and having every item in `em through a round dozen of months presented dead against you?
Day he presented himself, as a profound novelty, with exactly the same words, and carrying the two bottles like dumb-bells.
But now, upo' Christmas
-day, this blessed Christmas
as is ever coming, if you was to take your dinner to the bakehus, and go to church, and see the holly and the yew, and hear the anthim, and then take the sacramen', you'd be a deal the better, and you'd know which end you stood on, and you could put your trust i' Them as knows better nor we do, seein' you'd ha' done what it lies on us all to do.
Then they hastened home to the King with his three treasures, where they arrived late on Christmas
night, and Ring handed them over to him.
I drove ye to Hermiston to a Christmas
party, and ye came back on the box, and I let ye drive.
eve, accordingly, they began their rude fetes and rejoicings.
No, no,” said the old roan, shaking his head; “I have work to do at home this Christmas
eve—drive on with the boy, and let your doctor look to the shoulder; though if he will only cut out the shot, I have yarbs that will heal the wound quicker than all his foreign
Persons who at other times did not use strong drink thought it quite the proper thing to indulge in it rather freely during the Christmas
On the third day of Christmas
week, after the midday dinner, all the inmates of the house dispersed to various rooms.
So they had a white Christmas
after all, and a very pleasant day it was.
I wish you a merry Christmas
," said the First Blighted Being, in a voice like that of a singing tomb.