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A Luckless Santa Claus

Auhtor: F Scott Fitzgerald

Language: english

Genres:

classic
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Review by Beth Cholette, January 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Luckless Santa Claus':

... whim, Talbot would not have made a fool of himself, and-but I am getting ahead of my story. It was Christmas Eve. Salvation Army Santa ...
... for they were engaged to be married in June. Harry Talbot, said Dorothy Harmon, as she rose and stood laughing at the merry young gentleman ...
... very choice bills last month, as you will find if you consult my father. That's not spending your money. That's wasting it. Why, I don't ...
... explained Dorothy, that would be real charity. It's nothing to charge a desk to your father and have it sent to me, but to give money to people you don't ...
... reluctant hands. It is now half-past eight. You be here by ten o'clock. But, but, gasped Harry. Dorothy was edging him towards ...
... towards the door, I want my twenty-five dollars. Harry, said Dorothy sweetly, I am surprised! and with that, she slammed the ...
... throat. Would you like me to give you a little money? What? yelled the man. You might need some money, don't you know, ...
... is Christmas, you know, and everybody gives away-er- articles, why- Give him a dollar, Billy, and let's go on, said the young lady. ...
... Everywhere swarmed people happy in the pleasant concert of their own generosity. Harry felt strangely out of place as he wandered aimlessly along. ...
... to him, and one or two even had the audacity to smile at him and wish him a Merry Christmas. He nervously accosted a passing boy. I say, ...
... Harry approached an Italian bootblack, and cautiously deposited ten cents in his hand. At a safe distance he saw the boy wonderingly pocket the dime, ...
... where, in full sight of the vender, he dropped a two-dollar bill and sped away in the crowd. After several minutes' hard running he came to a walk ...
... to slush as it touched the pavements, and the light dancing pumps he wore were drenched, the water oozing out of his shoe with every step he took. ...
... It is more blessed to give than to receive. He turned up Third Avenue and counted his remaining money. It amounted to three dollars and ...
... general and Dorothy in particular. The fellow turned savagely. Oh! he sneered, you're one of these stiffs tryin' the charity gag, and then ...
... Dorothy rushed to the window and pulled up the blind. There, coming up the steps on his hands and knees was a wretched caricature of a man. He was ...
... away that twenty-five dollars. And Harry sat down on the sofa. But Harry, she faltered, your eye is all swollen. Oh, my ...
... the door. Two friends? Why-a-they are the two gentlemen I had the difficulty with. They are coming home with me to spend ...
... the steps, and arm in arm with his friends, walked off in the darkness. Good night, Dorothy, he called back, and a Merry Christmas! ...
... Day - The diamond as big as the Ritz - Winter dreams - Absolution - The rich boy - The freshest boy - Babylon revisited - Crazy Sunday - The ...