Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Little Book of Christmas by John Kendrick Bangs (SWO Christmas Library)

A Little Book of Christmas
by John Kendrick Bangs

Whene'er I find a man who don't Believe in Santa Claus, And spite of all remonstrance won't Yield up to logic's laws, And see in things that lie about The proof by no means dim, I straightway cut that fellow out, And don't believe in him.
The good old Saint is everywhere Along life's busy way. We find him in the very air We breathe day after day-- Where courtesy and kindliness And love are joined together, To give to sorrow and distress A touch of sunny weather...
from A Toast To Santa Claus by John Kendrick Bangs
A Little Book of Christmas features four short stories and three poems extolling the holiday spirit from turn of the last century American humorist John Kendrick Bangs accompanied by a quartet of illustrations by Arthur E. Becher (who is currently the focus of an exhibition at The Delaware Art Museum)
Available for free from Project Gutenberg (Web Version) and ManyBooks (various e-book formats)

Santas Working Overtime's Christmas Library is a new feature here at SWO featuring my favorite free yuletide themed books.