By Rockwell Kent
First released in 1941, A Northern Christmas is Rockwell Kent's uplifting account of the 1918 Christmas he spent together with his 9-year previous son in a one-room, moss-caulked log cabin on a distant Alaskan Island. released the following in its unique layout, with Kent's amazing illustrations, this captivating souvenir version is certain to please a brand new iteration of readers.
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He wears a silk tie with a gold nugget pin. He is shaven, and clipped about the ears. How grand he looks! The food is good and plentiful, the night is long, only the Christmas candles are short-lived and we extinguish them to save them for another time. Finally, as the night deepens, Olson leaves us amid mutual expressions of delight in one another's friendship, and Rockwell and I tumble into bed. Page 35 So ended Christmas on Fox Island. As life had been, so, after Christmas, it went on. With spring, too soon, the time for our enforced departure came.
Next for Olson a painting, a kitchen set, and a pocket- Page 32 knife. By this time he's quite overcome. It's the first Christmas he has ever had! " But in addition he gets a pocketknife and the broken fountain pen and sits on the bed looking at the things as though they were the most wonderful of gifts. Dinner is now set upon the table. Olson adjusts his glasses and reads the formal menu that lies at his place. So we feast and have a jolly good time. It is a true party and looks like one. Page 33 Rockwell and I are in clean white shirts, Olson is magnificent in a new flannel shirt and his Sunday trousers and waistcoat.
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A Northern Christmas by Rockwell Kent