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A Reversible Santa Claus

Auhtor: Meredith Nicholson

Language: english
Published: 1917

Genres:

fiction,  humorous
Downloads: 9
eBook size: 284Kb

Review by A. Dent, December 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Reversible Santa Claus':

A humorous and exciting story of a burglar who reformed on Christmas Eve and returned the things he had stolen told in Mr. Nicholsons best vein.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Reversible Santa Claus':


... among the impenitent and as he moved southward through the Commonwealth of Maine he was so oppressed by his poverty, as contrasted with the world's abundance, that ...
... that Mary and Humpy would visit upon him. It was possible, it was even quite likely, that the short, stocky gentleman he had seen on the New Haven ...
... against the dark fate that seemed to pursue him vanished. Even though he had stolen a baby, it was a merry, brave little baby who didn't mind at all ...
... about the stove. The Hopper drew a chair to the table to be within reach of Shaver and related succinctly his day's adventures. A dip! ...
... 'im right, Mary. The sight of the gold trinket, the probability that the Shaver belonged to a family of wealth, proved disturbing to Humpy's late protestations ...
... Shaver, who turned restlessly for a moment and then lay still again. He smoothed the coverlet over the tiny form, while Mary and Humpy huddled ...
... to permit him to be stolen from under their very noses without making an outcry. The Hopper examined the silver pieces and found them engraved with ...
... situation and leveled her revolver, brought The Hopper to an abrupt halt in the middle of the room, where he fell with a discordant crash across the keyboard ...
... this done she sat down with the table between them, remarking,??? You may put your hands down now, Mr. ??????? He hesitated, decided that it was unwise ...
... got hold of a jar???a perfectly wonderful piece of red Lang-Yao???that collectors everywhere have coveted for years. This made Mr. Talbot furious at ...
... to play the part of what we will call a reversible Santa Claus, who takes things away from stupid people who don't enjoy them anyhow. And maybe if they ...
... off there. Half the time papa forgets to switch it on before he goes to bed. And another thing???be careful about stumbling over that bearskin rug in ...
... on the lawn gave him a surer footing and he crept after Wilton, who was carefully pursuing his way toward a house whose gables were faintly limned ...
... inspired to deeds of prowess, crawled through the window, sprang past the three men, seized the blue-and-white vase which Wilton had separated ...
... stockings had been restored to Shaver's bed. Some yaller an' pink eggs would 'a' been the right ticket. Mary scoffed at the idea. Eggs wasn't proper ...
... if that jar isn't returned within one hour,???within one hour, sir,???I shall turn you over to the police! Liar! bellowed Talbot, who possessed a ...
... from my agent in China giving me a clue to porcelains, sir, such as you never dreamed of! Some more of your work???Don't you contradict me! You don't ...
... I wuz scared to tell ye I had yer baby an' ye seemed so sort o' trustin' like. An' ut bein' Chris'mus an' all. When he steadfastly refused to promise ...
... gone into the parlor to tend the fire, returned with two envelopes he had found on the mantel. There was a check for a thousand dollars in each, ...
... Nicholson Blacksheep! Blacksheep! The story of a gentleman who becomes a criminal against his will and takes to the open road to escape ...