By Rockwell Kent
First released in 1941, A Northern Christmas is Rockwell Kent's uplifting account of the 1918 Christmas he spent together with his 9-year previous son in a one-room, moss-caulked log cabin on a distant Alaskan Island. released right here in its unique layout, with Kent's notable illustrations, this fascinating souvenir variation is certain to thrill a brand new new release of readers.
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Let it snow or rain and grow dark at midday! The better shall be our good Christmas cheer within. This is the true Christmas land. The day should be dark, the house further overshadowed by the woods, tall and black. And there in the midst of that somber, dreadful gloom the Christmas tree should blaze in glory unrivaled by moon or sun or star. Page 27 Christmas Day on Fox Island It is mild; the ground is almost bare and a warm rain falls. First, the Christmas tree all dripping wet is brought into the house and set upon its feet.
I suppose the greatest festivals of our lives are those at which we dance ourselves. You need nothing from outside,not even illusion. Certainly children need to be given scarcely an idea to develop out of it an atmosphere of mystery and expectation as real and thrilling to themselves as if it rested upon true belief. Well, the tree is ready, cut to length with a cross at the foot to stand upon, and a cardboard and tin-foil star to hang at its top. And now as to Christmas weather. This morning, as might just as well have been expected, was again overcast.
Meanwhile, instead of serving us, the jaunty little Page 23 naval cruisers that summered here in idleness doubtless loaf away the winter months in comfortable southern ports. Monday, December Twenty-Third Up to this morning the hard warm rain continued, and now the stars are all out and it might be thought a night in spring. At eight-thirty I walked over in sneakers and underwear for a moment's call on Olson, but he had gone to bed. And now, although we'll have no snow, the weather is fair for Christmas.