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Christmas Eve on Lonesome "Hell-Fer-Sartain" and Other Stories
by Fox, John [William] Jr.
Published by Charles Scribner's & Sons, New York (1912)
Hardcover Measures 7.75x5.5 inches Weighs 1 pound 6 ounces

Condition: Good.
Green cloth boards have gold decoration at front and gold text a spine. Deckled edge pages. Pages are clean, text is crisp and bright and illustrations are clean and clear.
Spine is sunned, covers are lightly soiled/aged. Former owner name inside front cover. "B.C.Holst, Vancouver, BC"

CHRISTMAS EVE ON LONESOME
JT was Christmas Eve on Lonesome. But
nobody on Lonesome knew that it was
Christmas Eve, although a child of the outer
world could have guessed it, even out in those
wilds where Lonesome slipped from one lone
log cabin high up the steeps, down through a
stretch of jungled darkness to another lone cabin
at the mouth of the stream.
There was the holy hush in the gray twilight
that comes only on Christmas Eve. There were
the big flakes of snow that fell as they never fall
except on Christmas Eve. There was a snowy
man on horseback in a big coat, and with saddle-
pockets that might have been bursting with toys
for children in the little cabin at the head of the
stream.
But not even he knew that it was Christmas
Eve. He was thinking of Christmas Eve, but
it was of the Christmas Eve of the year before,
when he sat in prison with a hundred other men
in stripes, and listened to the chaplain talk of
peace and good will to all men upon earth, when
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Christmas Eve on Lonesome "Hell-Fer-Sartain" and Other Stories Fox, John [William] Jr. Charles Scribner's & Sons, New York 1912

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  • Vintage item from the 1910s
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