It is Christmas time and Miss Bennet hears that her neigbours may have to go into the poorhouse! Is there anything she can do? She has so little herself. There must be something….
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THERE was once a man who did not like Christmas. His name was Scrooge, and he was a hard sour-tempered man of business, intent only on saving and making money, and caring nothing for anyone.
The famous children’s Christmas carol.
The wonderful carol of Away in a Manger about the time when Jesus was born to Mary and Joseph in a stable.
Thousands of lights were burning on the green branches, and gaily-colored pictures, such as she had seen in the shop-windows, looked down upon her. The little maiden stretched out her hands towards them when—the match went out. The lights of the Christmas tree rose higher and higher, she saw them now as stars in heaven; one fell down and formed a long trail of fire.
Jessie and Fred had gone to bed very early so they might be the first to shout “Merry Christmas!” but their eyes would not stay shut.
The seven demons are getting lonely because all the children are being so good and don’t need to visit their caves anymore. This Christmas, they have come up with a plan to make the children unhappy so that they will be naughty…
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Out in the woods stood a nice little Fir Tree. The place he had was a very good one: the sun shone on him: as to fresh air, there was enough of that, and round him grew many large-sized comrades, pines as well as firs. But the little Fir wanted so very much to be a grown-up tree.
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A Christmas story by Louisa May Alcott.
“I always find heaps of goodies in my stocking. Don’t like some of them, and soon get tired of those I do like. Then there is a Christmas tree somewhere, with a doll on top, or a stupid old Santa Claus. Really, mamma, I’ve had so many Christmases all alike that I don’t think I can bear another one.”
Continue reading ‘A Christmas Dream, and How it Came True’ »
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night, sailed off in a wooden shoe…
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How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
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The sun is not a-bed, when I,
At night upon my pillow lie;
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The Giant returns from abroad to find children playing in his garden, so he throws them out and locks the gate. But why, then, is he not happy? Why do the flowers not grow and the sun not shine? This Giant goes on a beautiful journey all in his back garden!
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At evening when the lamp is lit,
Around the fire my parents sit;
From breakfast on through all the day,
At home among my friends I stay,
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Oh, a wonderful horse is the Fly-Away Horse –
Perhaps you have seen him before;
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Moral: Carelessness has consequences.
Continue reading ‘The Boy Hunting Locusts’ »
Swing, Swing, Sing, Sing,
Here my throne and I am King.
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Star Light Star bright,
The first star I see tonight,
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A girl is locked in a tower and told to spin straw into gold if she wants to live. But she is not magical so when a goblin offers his help, she accepts. His price, however, is high and now it is time to collect his payment.
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Three of us afloat in the meadow by the swing,
Three of us aboard in the basket on the lea.
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Summer fading, winter comes,
Frosty mornings, tingling thumbs,
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I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
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Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
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Lullaby, oh, lullaby!
Flowers are closedand lambs are sleeping;
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Little Red Cap is taking some treats to her grandmother when she meets the hungry wolf. Running late, she arrives at the house to find a nasty surprise.
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I remember, I remember,
The house where I was born,
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Hush, little baby, don’t say a word,
Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird.
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After thier wicked step-mother leaves the children in the woods, they find a gingerbread house and meet a witch who wants to eat them.
Continue reading ‘Hansel and Gretel’ »
These half-siblings are the best of friends, so when Lina hears of a plan to kill Fundevogel, they run away together. With a little magic, they disguise themselves in order to escape their pursuers.
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Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;
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Up into the cherry tree
Who should climb but little me?
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