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In The Yule-Log Glow - Book 3


Book Overview: 

Christmas classics short stories are a collection of renowned Christmas tales which are admired throughout the world.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .ng before the break of day;
But 'twas only with the peep of light we saw how ill we lay.
We tumbled every hand on deck instanter, with a shout,
And we gave her the maintops'l, and stood by to go about.
All day we tacked and tacked between the South Head and the North;
All day we hauled the frozen sheets, and got no further forth;
All day as cold as charity, in bitter pain and dread,
For very life and nature, we tacked from head to head.
[Pg 47] We gave the South a wider berth, for there the tide-race roared;
But every tack we made we brought the North Head close aboard;
So's we saw the cliffs and houses, and the breakers running high,
And the coast-guard in his garden, with his glass against his eye.
The frost was on the village roofs as white as ocean foam;
The good red fires were burning bright in every 'longshore home;
The windows sparkled clear, and the chimneys voll. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This was a good story, however I do wish the author would have done more to make it more interesting. I look forward to reading more of this author's work.

The stories are, for the most part, better and more diverse than the poems in the Yule-Log Glow series. An interesting but mostly forgettable hodge-podge arise here in Volume 3: old carols, snatches of epic poetry, and (to satisfy the seemingly-obligatory placement of an excerpt of Great Literature)

Well, the English are well represented

But the rest of the world isn't. Still, here is everything from multiple boar's head carols, Herrick, Longfellow, Scott, to name a few. There's also assorted carols for everyone.