Petticoat Swish


“Tommy Brown’s Christmas Gift,” from Sunny Slopes (1866)

It was just four days before Christmas, and the winter thus far had been an unusually mild one, no snow having fallen of any consequence. So the boys said, who were very impatient to try their new brightly-painted sleds, “which were no manner of use in the world to them, snugly stowed away in a corner of the barn;” and many an anxious and longing glance had been directed toward the sky ever since December set in, at least; and it had been their habit for weeks past to jump from  ...

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