“Christmas Eve and Christmas Day”

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“Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.” Ten Christmas Stories
BY EDWARD E. HALE, AUTHOR OF “TEN TIMES ONE IS TEN,” ETC. WITH ILLUSTRATION BY F. O. C. DARLEY

This is a collection of ten Christmas Stories, some of which have been published before. I have added a little essay, written on the occasion of the first Christmas celebrated by the King of Italy in Rome.
The first story has never before been published.
It is but fair to say that I have not drawn on imagination for Laura’s night duty, alone upon her island. This is simply the account of what a brave New-England woman did, under like circumstances, because it was the duty next her hand.

Table of Contents:

  • They Saw a Great Light
  • Christmas Waits in Boston
  • Alice’s Christmas-Tree
  • Daily Bread
  • Stand and Wait
  • The Two Princes
  • The Story of Oello
  • Love is the Whole
  • Christmas and Rome
  • The Survivor’s Story
  • The Same Christmas in Old England and New