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Santa Claus's Partner
This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other ...more
Hardcover, 196 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Kessinger Publishing
(first published 1899)
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Mr. Page owes a great deal to Charles Dickens for this "rich man finds Christmas, shares with clerk" story, but so do many others in this genre and that's not why I gave it such a low ranking. What disturbs me in this other-wise delightful holiday story is how exclusively the sign on one's goodness rests on material means. Our businessman doesn't become more loving and tolerant--he becomes better at investing his money in sick orphans rather than paintings. I'm not denying that it's a good thing ...more
I really liked this story. It is very much like Dicken's A Christmas Carol but is much sweeter. The wealthy old miser realizes his life is lacking the things that are most important and so decides to change his ways. He takes on the young daughter of his clerk to become Santa Claus's partner and the two of them distribute gifts to poor children who would not have gifts otherwise. His last gift that Christmas was to the little girl's family, a gift that would change their lives for the better.
Born at Oakland, one of the Nelson family plantations, in the village of Beaverdam in Hanover County, Virginia to John Page and Elizabeth Burwell Nelson. He was a scion of the prominent Nelson and Page families, each First Families of Virginia. Although he was from once-wealthy lineage, after the American Civil War, which began when he was only 8 years old, his parents and their relatives were ...moreMore about Thomas Nelson Page...