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Holiday Tales Christmas in the Adirondacks

3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
HOW JOHN NORTON THE TRAPPER KEPT HIS CHRISTMAS. I. A CABIN. :A. cabin in the woods. In the cabi l. great fireplace piled high with logs, fiercely ablaze. On either side of tho broad hearthstono a hound sa.t on his haunches, looking gravely, as only a hound in a meditative mood can, into the glowing fire. In the center of the cabin, vbose every nook and corner was bright wi ...more
Kindle Edition, 136 pages
Published (first published January 1st 1995)
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Nov 08, 2015 Robin rated it really liked it
The first of my Christmas reads this year! A fun reminder of the most important things about the, friends, love and kindness.
Dec 21, 2009 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The intro of this book states that what Dickens did for England in 'A Christmas Carol', Murray does for America in this book.

While it is not quite the mini-masterpiece that 'Christmas Carol' is I still loved the story and the heartfelt emotions it evoked. It's worth the short read to get a fun, touching Christmas story!

Here's a favorite part:
"Thus were they seated, ready to begin the repast ; but the plates remained untouched, and the happy noises which had to
that moment filled the cabin ceased
Dec 26, 2014 Cait rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook, short-stories
Two nice short tales set during Christmas time and featuring the characters Trapper John Norton and Wild Bill.

Quite heavy on the religious message but didn't detract from the story.

Quite a quick read, felt like I got through it very quickly in only about three sittings.

Liked the way it was written, particularly the Trapper's way of speaking.

Of the two, the first story was my favourite.
Nov 24, 2015 Shelly rated it it was amazing
Lovely and heartwarming

Absolutely lovely story telling. I thought the author captured the dialect and manners of the old woodsman perfectly and I swear I'd know him in an instant if ever I met him! The true meaning of what Christmas is all about in a heartwarming and gentle tale.
Dec 18, 2011 Debra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two heartwarming Christmas stories featuring a crusty old Adirondack trapper originally published in 1898.

To the modern reader they are incredibly dated and wordy... The dialect makes them difficult to read. And, they are unabashedly sentimental. If, however, you can read beyond that, they are also fun, with a certain humor, and a good heartedness that is perfect for the season.
Good stories, but a little slow going and hard to read because of the heavy spoken english.
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