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The Story of a Nodding Donkey

Laura Lee Hope

Book Overview: 

One of the twelve Make Believe Stories by Laura Lee Hope, The Nodding Donkey is one of the toys made with care in Santa's workshop. He then comes to earth, where he belongs to some fortunate boy or girl, and the adventures begin!

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Then he loads up some more toys to take there."

"I think I should like to go," murmured the Nodding Donkey. "How does one [Pg 19]go—in one of the toy trains of cars I see on the shelves?"

"Oh, my, no!" laughed the Plush Bear. "Santa Claus takes the toys to Earth in his sleigh, drawn by reindeer."

"Oh, how wonderful!" brayed the Donkey. "I wonder if I shall soon take that wonderful voyage. I hope I may!"

"Hush!" suddenly called the Rolling Elephant. "Santa Claus and the workmen are coming in and they must not see us at our make-believe play. Quick! To your shelves, all of you!"

Such a scramble as there was on the part of the toys! Some helped the others to climb up, and just as the last of them, including the Nodding Donkey, were safely in place, the door of the shop opened and in came Santa Claus and his men.

Then such a bustling about as there was! And from outside the shop could be heard the jingle of bells.<. . . Read More

Community Reviews

A sentimental story of a Christmas toy and the lame boy who loves it.