A Burglars’ Christmas

All PostsBy Willa Cather TWO very shabby looking young men stood at the corner of Prairie Avenue and Eightieth Street, looking despondently at the carriages that whirled by. It was Christmas Eve, and the streets were full of vehicles; florists’ wagons, grocers’ carts and carriages. … Continue readingA Burglars’ Christmas

The boy with the Box

By Mary Griggs Van Voorhis It was an ideal Christmas day. The sun shone brightly but the air was crisp and cold, and snow and ice lay sparkling everywhere. A light wind, the night before, had swept the blue, icebound river clean of scattering snow; … Continue readingThe boy with the Box

Little jean

By Francois Coppee, translated by Nannie-Lee-Frayser. Long ago, and far from here, in a country with a name too hard to pronounce, there lived a little boy named Jean. In many ways, he was just like the boys here, for there are many Johns over … Continue readingLittle jean

The Fir Tree

Originally by Hans Christian Anderson Adapted by J.H. Stickney Far away in the forest, where the warm sun and the fresh air made a sweet resting place, grew a pretty little fir tree. The situation was all that could be desired; and yet it was … Continue readingThe Fir Tree