By David Valdes Greenwood
Ah, the candy stories of Christmas. presents lower than the tree. Cookies for Santa. And, after all, the yearly fruitcake.
For younger David Valdes Greenwood, the indomitable “little fruitcake” on the heart of those stories, not anything is sweeter than the promise of the vacations. A modern day Tiny Tim, he holds quickly to his excellent of what Christmas may still be, regardless of the large odds opposed to him: Sub-zero Maine winters. a number of eccentric kinfolk. And his consistent foil: a frugal, God-fearing Grammy who turns out decided to convey an finish to all his enjoyable. A ebook that’s “fa-la-la-licious” (Louisville Courier Journal) and jam-packed with humorous, fascinating xmas thoughts (from construction a Lego® manger to trying to find the suitable Christmas tree), A Little Fruitcake will encourage even the most important Grinches round.
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I enclose my check for $5000 as a retainer. The balance of your ten percent, fee I shall gladly pay on receipt of my missing luggage. ” “There’s $7000 for you, Jenkins,” said Holmes, a week later, handing me his check for that amount. “Easy money that. It only took two weeks to turn the trick, and $14,000 for fourteen days’ work is pretty fair pay. ” said I. ” “It was fourteen thousand counting in your $1000,” said Raffles Holmes. “You see, I’m playing on the square, old man. ” I squeezed his hand affectionately.
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