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The Bird’s Christmas Carol – Chapter VII – The Birdling Flies Away– A Christmas Story

| December 19, 2007

The Birdling Files Away Chapter VII The Ruggleses had finished a last romp in the library with Paul and Hugh,  and Uncle Jack had taken them home,  and stayed a while to chat with Mrs.   Ruggles,  who opened the door for them, her face all aglow with excitement and delight.   When Kitty and Clem showed […]

The Bird’s Christmas Carol – Chapter VI Part 1– When the Pie was Opened, The Birds Began to Sing – A Christmas Story

| December 18, 2007

WHEN THE PIE WAS OPENED, THE BIRDS BEGAN TO SING Chapter VI Part 1 THE children went out the back door quietly, and were presently lost to sight, Sarah Maud slipping and stumbling along absent-mindedly as she recited, under her breath, “It — was — such — a — pleasant — evenin’ — an — […]

The Bird’s Christmas Carol – Chapter V Part 2– Some Other Birds are Taught to Fly – A Christmas Story

| December 17, 2007

SOME OTHER BIRDS ARE TAUGHT TO FLY Chapter V Part 2 “Well,” she exclaimed,   “if I do say so as shouldn’t,  I never see a cleaner, more stylish mess o’ childern in my life!   I do wish Ruggles could look at ye for a minute!   Now, I’ve of ‘en told ye what kind of a […]

The Bird’s Christmas Carol – Chapter V Part 1– Some Other Birds are Taught to Fly – A Christmas Story

| December 17, 2007

SOME OTHER BIRDS ARE TAUGHT TO FLY Chapter V Part 1 BEFORE the earliest Ruggles could wake and toot his five-cent tin horn,   Mrs. Ruggles was up and stirring about the house, for it was a gala day in the family.  Gala day! I should think so!   Were not her nine “childern” invited to a […]

The Bird’s Christmas Carol – Chapter IV Part 2– Bird’s of a Feather Flock Together – A Christmas Story

| December 16, 2007

BIRD’S   OF   A   FEATHER   FLOCK   TOGETHER Chapter IV  Part 2    “That’s what Mama said. Now I’m going to give this whole Christmas to the Ruggleses; and,  Uncle Jack,  I earned part of the money myself.”      “You, my bird; how?”      “Well, you see,  it could not be my own, own Christmas […]

The Bird’s Christmas Carol – Chapter IV Part 1– Bird’s of a Feather Flock Together – A Christmas Story

| December 16, 2007

BIRD S OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHEr Chapter IV Part 1 Uncle Jack did really come on the twentieth.    He was not detained by business, nor did he get left behind nor snowed up,  as frequently happens in stories,  and in real life too, I am afraid.   The snow-storm came also; and the turkey nearly […]

The Bird’s Christmas Carol – Chapter III Pt. 2– The Bird’s Nest – A Christmas Story

| December 15, 2007

The Birds Nest Chapter III Part 2 Then there was a great closet full of beautiful things to wear,   but they were all dressing-gowns and slippers and shawls;   and there were drawers full of toys and games; but they were such as you could play with on your lap.    There were no ninepins, nor balls, nor […]