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THE LONG CHRISTMAS by Ruth Sawyer

THE LONG CHRISTMAS

by Ruth Sawyer

Pub Date: Oct. 24th, 1941
ISBN: 0670437751
Publisher: Viking

Thirteen stories, most of them based on old legends about Christmas and mainly stressing the triumph of good over evil. Ruth Sawyer has a combination of sentiment and earthy humor that sets her in the front rank of story tellers. This collection includes the story of Lucifer's defeat on the first Christmas, the story of the Manx fiddler who fiddled for Batan, the story of the Three Kings and Antoninus the ooffer, stories from Breton, from Ireland, from Languedo and Spain and England and the Tirol, a Finnish gypsy tale and a tale from the Dolomites, and of course that story without which no collection of Christmas tales would be complete, The Voyage of the Wee Red Cap -- and one true story of today.