- Title: When the Yule Log Burns
- Author: Leona Dalrymple
- ISBN: null
- Page: 256
- Format: Kindle Edition
CONTENTSPART IIN WHICH WE LIGHT A YULE LOGCHAPTER I Kindlings II Wishing SparksIII By the Fire IV EmbersPART IIIN WHICH WE LIGHT THE NEW LOG WITH THE EMBERS OF THE OLD I The Fire Again II It Blazes HigherIII The Log at Dawn IV The Log at TwilightPart OneIn Which We Light a Yule LogWhen the Yule Log BurnsIKindlingsPolly, the Doctor s old white mare, plodded slowly along theCONTENTSPART IIN WHICH WE LIGHT A YULE LOGCHAPTER I Kindlings II Wishing SparksIII By the Fire IV EmbersPART IIIN WHICH WE LIGHT THE NEW LOG WITH THE EMBERS OF THE OLD I The Fire Again II It Blazes HigherIII The Log at Dawn IV The Log at TwilightPart OneIn Which We Light a Yule LogWhen the Yule Log BurnsIKindlingsPolly, the Doctor s old white mare, plodded slowly along the snowycountry road by the picket fence, and turned in at the snow cappedposts Ahead, roofed with the ragged ermine of a newly fallen snow, theDoctor s old fashioned house loomed gray white through the snow fringedbranches of the trees, a quaint iron lantern, which was picturesque byday and luminous and cheerful by night, hanging within the square,white pillared portico at the side That the many paned, old fashionedwindow on the right framed the snow white head of Aunt Ellen Leslie, theDoctor s wife, the old Doctor himself was comfortably aware for hiskindly eyes missed nothing.He could have told you with a reflective stroke of his grizzled beardthat the snow had stopped but an hour since, and that now through thewhite and heavy lacery of branches to the west glowed the flame gold ofa winter sunset, glinting ruddily over the box bordered brick walk, theorchard and the comfortable barn which snugly housed his huddled cattle that the grasslands to the south were thickly blanketed in white thatbeyond in the evergreen forest the stately pines and cedars weremarvelously draped and coiffed in snow For the old Doctor loved thesethings of Nature as he loved the peace and quiet of his home.So, as he turned in at the driveway and briskly resigned the care ofPolly to old Asher, his seamed and wrinkled helper, the Doctor s eyeswere roving now to a corner, snug beneath a tattered rug of snow, whereby summer Aunt Ellen s petunias and phlox and larkspur grew and now tothe rose bushes ridged in down, and at last to his favorite winter nook,a thicket of black alders freighted with a wealth of berries Howcrimson they were amid the white quiet of the garden And the brightlycolored fruit of the barberry flamed forth from a snowy bush like thecheerful elf lamps of a wood gnome.
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4.50 stars - rated GSugar-sweet, quiet, peaceful, short50p, occasionally farfetched, vintage Christmas story of an old country doctor and his wife hoping that perhaps some of their successful, married, and overly busy children will somehow find time to leave their big-city lives and come home to visit for the holiday. Without a whole lot of hope that their children will actually come home, the old couple decide instead to welcome into their home some neighboring young people who have fallen on [...]
3.5 STARS for the whole. I thoroughly enjoyed the first story. 4 stars for that one. Lovely writing, at times perhaps a bit overly flowery and sentimental but I don't mind extra helpings of such sweetness with my Christmas reads. I wished the sequel would be about the young lady of elfin features who loved making up fairy stories about the forest. I felt she might be a kindred spirit to one of L M Montgomery's heroines. It was a beautiful little story. Very quick read. Perhaps it was a bit of di [...]
Another delightful Christmas story from Leona Dalrymple. I am really looking forward to the day I can get a hard copy of some of these books so I can reread them easily! This is the story of an aging country doctor and his wife and how they celebrate Christmas the way it should be done.
Aha, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Funny at times, thought-provoking at other times--it held just the right balance. I enjoyed the two parts to it, and can hardly decide which part I liked better-- the first year or the second! They were both wonderful. A little rushed at times, if only because there are so many characters, so many events, and so much time passed. Also, once or twice mentions in passing druids in connection with Christmas, which I didn't care for but it didn't affect the plot [...]
This is two short stories within one short story, each set over Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.On the minus side, I found it somewhat sickly-sweet, almost like a script for a melodramatic old movie.On the plus side, I like the author's positive energy, reminding us in the 2010s that Christmas in the 1910s was much more magical & traditional then than it is now.Best part came near the end, regarding the character Muggs - you'd have to be hard-hearted not to like this!
I do love a good Christmas book on the Christmas week.
Sweet as candy.Sweet story of Christmas yesteryear. If you watch old Christmas movies year after year, you will love this story. Cozy and warm as fuzzy slippers.
It's a 19teens children's book!On a par with the Bobbsey Twins, but with some grimmer elements.which causes 4 stars as opposed to 3. A fine country Christmas.
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