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Old 12-15-2015, 07:14 AM   #1
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Various Authors: Christmas Magic (Short story collection). v1. 15 Dec 2015

Christmas Magic - 14 Christmas stories by various authors

The text of this book is in the public domain in countries where copyright is “Life+80” or less, and in the USA.

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This collection of legends, fables, and fairytales celebrates the magic and joy of the Christmas season. Fourteen heart-warming stories with a message of sharing and compassion, to entertain and inspire readers young and old.

CONTENTS:
Spoiler:
The Christmas Masquerade
-------Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (1852–1930)

Jimmy Scarecrow’s Christmas
-------Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

Little Roger’s Night in the Church
-------Susan Coolidge [Sarah Chauncey Woolsey] (1835–1905)

The Elves and the Shoemaker
-------The Brothers Grimm (1859 / 1863)

Christmasland
-------Heinrich Seidel (1842–1906)

The Christmas Princess
-------Mrs. Molesworth [Mary Louisa Molesworth] (1839–1921)

The Christmas Cuckoo
-------Frances Browne (1816–1879)

Toinette and the Elves
-------Susan Coolidge

The Visit of the Wishing Man
-------Jay T. Stocking (1870-1936)

The Great Walled Country
-------Raymond Macdonald Alden (1873–1924)

The Symbol and the Saint
-------Eugene Field (1850–1895)

Little Wolff’s Wooden Shoes
-------François Coppée (1842–1908)

Why the Chimes Rang
-------Raymond Macdonald Alden

Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe
-------Elizabeth Harrison (1849–1927)


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My own compilation; texts were obtained from various sources. Some spelling and punctuation modernized. Embedded fonts for titling and cap letters.

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Hope you are in the mood for fairytales (old favorites, or new friends).
Happy holidays!
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Old 12-16-2015, 04:48 AM   #2
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Thanks a lot! This looks adorable.
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I'm about halfway through this collection now, and it's been my favorite read of the season. These "young at heart" Christmas stories are wonderful. I'd like to find more of these. Thank you very much!
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