Old Christmas Recalled - online book

Washington Irving's description of Old Christmas, Illustrated

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28                              THE STAGE COACH
them. In the meantime, the coachman has a world of small commissions to execute. Some­times he delivers a hare or pheasant; sometimes jerks a small parcel or newspaper to the door of a
public-house ; and sometimes, with knowing leer and words of sly import, hands to some half-blushing, half-laughing housemaid an odd-shaped
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