Old Christmas Recalled - online book

Washington Irving's description of Old Christmas, Illustrated

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little dreaming of the bustling times that awaited him.
I was pleased to see the fondness with which the little fellows leaped -about the steady old footman, and hugged the pointer, who wrig­gled his whole body for joy. But Bantam was the great object of interest; all wanted to mount at once ; and
it was with some diffi­culty that John ar­ranged that they should ride by turns, and the eldest should ride first.
Off they set at last; one on the pony, with the dog bounding and barking before him, and the
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