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By Rockwell Kent

ISBN-10: 0819563625

ISBN-13: 9780819563620

First released in 1941, A Northern Christmas is Rockwell Kent's uplifting account of the 1918 Christmas he spent along 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 structure, with Kent's awesome illustrations, this captivating souvenir variation is certain to please a brand new new release of readers.

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First released in 1941, A Northern Christmas is Rockwell Kent's uplifting account of the 1918 Christmas he spent along 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 outstanding illustrations, this captivating memento version is bound to please a brand new iteration of readers.

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First, the Christmas tree all dripping wet is brought into the house and set upon its feet. It is nine feet and a half high and just touches the peak of the cabin. There it stands and dries its leaves while Rockwell and I prepare the feast. Both stoves are kept burning and the open door lets in the cool air. Everything goes beautifully; the wood burns as it should, the oven heats, the kettle boils, the beans stew, the bread browns in the oven just right, and the new pudding sauce foams up as rich and delicious as though instead of the first it were Page 28 the hundredth time I'd made it.

New York PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Page 15 To EVERYBODY A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR Page 17 The south coast of the mainland of Alaska is a wilderness of spruce-clad mountains whose outlying, isolated peaks are islands. On one of these we lived, a father and his eight-year son. We lived there in the winter of nineteen-eighteen and nineteen, the man in pursuit of his profession, the boy in pursuit of what of education lay in doing things, and both in that pursuit of happiness which, with whatever right, is still what every living creature wants.

Part of the morning was consumed in putting a new handle into the sledge hammer. It was Page 21 too dark to paint long, hardly an hour of daylight. These days slip by so easily and with so little accomplished! Only by burning midnight oil can much be done. Sunday, December Twenty-Second Both yesterday and to-day it has poured rain. They've not been unpleasant days, however. Occasional let-ups have allowed us to cut wood and get water without inconvenience. Both days I have been occupied with humble, house-wifely duties,baking, washing, mending, and now the cabin is adorned Page 22 with our drying clothes.

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