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Image from page 298 of "St. Nicholas [serial]" (1873)

Identifier: stnicholasserial4311dodg

Title: St. Nicholas [serial]

Year: 1873 (1870s)

Authors: Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905

Subjects: Children's literature

Publisher: [New York : Scribner & Co.]

Contributing Library: Information and Library Science Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  

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ound near by in the forest.He would trim it with popcorn and cranberriesand little candles, and he would give Mr. Bear ahalf dozen jars of the finest honey, because Mr.Bear loved honey best of anything, and a bigblueberry pie tied up with scarlet ribbon andholly, for Mr. Bear liked blueberry pie next best,and a muffler, a beautiful warm plaid muffler,because Mr, Bear was nt stylish but loved to be comfortable. Oh, yes, and a white and gold bookfor the parlor table. Mr. Dog did nt care at allwhat was inside the book, but he wanted a veryhandsome cover. It would look awfully well un-der the best lamp, and as the only book in thehouse was a cook-book, Mr. Dog felt it wouldlend quite an air to the whole cottage, and was,in a way, really needed. To do all this wouldtake every penny Mr. Dog had earned, but Mr.Dog did not grudge a single cent of his hoard. Mr. Bear did nt tell anybody of his plan, andMr. Dog did nt tell anybody either. They bothgave very good reasons for refusing a number of

 

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MK. BEAK CAME DOWN WITH THE MUMHS. invitations that they received for Christmas par-ties; Mr. Bear, looking very wise, said he feltrather old for romping about, just a quiet eveningin slippers at home for him; and Mr. Dog saidwhat with the mumps and all he was so behind-hand with his work that he thought he wouldrather spend a quiet day at home, with slippersand a comfortal)le chair before the fire in theevening. But what were they going to do al)out Christ-mas, their friends asked. Mr. Bear looked up in the air and rubbed hishead and finally said something about wreathsin the windows, and Mr. Dog answered brisklythat he was going to make the finest plum pud-ding that day for dinner they ever saw and ifthat was nt celebrating Christmas, what was? Still, it did seem as if the time would neverarrive, for you know yourself how slow Christ-mas and birthdays and vacations are about get-ting around; and how very quickly school-days,and trips to the dentist, and such things come.But at last

  

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Taken circa 1873