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The Little City of Hope

F. Marion Crawford

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .d gone back to his work and was absorbed in it.

"The boys are all beginning to talk about Christmas down at the school. Now what are we going to do at Christmas? I've been wondering."

"So have I!" responded the man, laying down the screw-plate with which he was about to cut a fine thread on the end of a small brass rod for the tangent-balance. "I've been thinking about it a good deal to-day, and I haven't decided on anything."

"Let's have turkey and cranberry sauce, anyway," said Newton thoughtfully, for he had a practical mind. "And I suppose we can have ice-cream if it freezes and we can [24]get some ice. Snow does pretty well if you pack it down tight enough with salt, and go on putting in more when it melts. Barbara doesn't make ice-cream as well as they do in New York. She puts in a lot of winter-green and too little cocoanut. But it's not so bad. We can have it, can't we, father?"

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Community Reviews

John Henry Overholt is an inventor. His first invention was considered very successful, and John Henry is now working an a new idea, an "air-motor". Quite a bit a money has already been invested, with the 'air-motor" no where near completion.

John Henry is running out of money, time and hope. Mrs...more

This is an older book, but I really did enjoy reading it.

A really sweet, well-written short story (around novelette length) about a struggling inventor trying to make ends meet in the weeks leading up till Christmas and avoid bankruptcy before he can finish his prize invention, with the help of his plucky thirteen-year-old son. I really enjoyed this on...more

This was a 1907 good novelette with a decidedly Christmas theme. It was about an inventor—well, I will not give away the story. Recommended for all ages.

An eccentric inventor is desperate to see his Air Motor a success, Unfortunately there are no funds left to finish his project. His young son is worried too as they'll soon be even without money to buy food. To cast aside their negative thoughts they begin to work on a miniature reproduction of t...more

Nice quick little read, could probably finish it in one sitting.

I liked the way the story was told, not sure about it at the beginning but got into it quickly.

Not too old-fashioned, didn't feel particularly dated.

At times I felt like I knew the ending, but it was suspenseful and I wasn't certain...more

Not sure I got the plot of the story, but I liked the ending...more