Read online or download a free book: A Christmas Cake In Four Quarters (By Lady M.a. Barker).
Publisher: General Books LLC (9 Jan. 2012)
By: Mary Anne Broome (Author)
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1871. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER I. CHRISTMAS DAY IN INDIA. When we were all assembled the next afternoon, for story-telling and hearing, the first remark Jack made was to express a hope that the other Christmas Day which we were going to hear about would have been spent in a cold climate. For his part, he could not bear the idea of a broiling hot Christmas Day: it would not seem like the real thing at all unless there was snow and ice. 'I am very sorry, dear,' replied Mrs. Owen. 'I wish for your sake, that I had gone to the North Pole with some of our explorers: but I am afraid in the first place they would not have taken me: and in the next, if they had done so, it is just possible I might not have returned to tell you about it.' 'No, no, Aunt Owen,' said warm-hearted Irish Nora, 'we would not have had you go there on any account. We like you to be here now: and we like listening to stories about warm climates. Why,' continued Nora, appealing to the rest of the small audience, 'it's so nice to hear about sunshine, and flowers, and all sorts of bright things, when it is so dark and cold outside.' 'That's right, Nora,' echoed Cathy: 'we shall like hearing about a hot Christmas Day very much. Where was it passed this time, dear Mrs. Owen?' 'Well, I am afraid I must tell you about an Indian Christmas, the only one I ever spent in that country, for it is the next in order. I say 'afraid,' because it really was rather a hot one: though I will begin with an account of icemaking, to cool Jack if he finds my story too sunny. You must know that on the Christmas Day I am going to tell you about to-night, I was living in a tent, or rather in two tents, for we had to use them on alternate days,--and I formed one of a great many people--ten thousand souls in all--who were marching up the c...
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