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The Fairies and the Christmas Child

Lilian Gask

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The worst of being a Christmas Child is that you don’t get birthday presents, but only Christmas ones. Old Naylor, who was Father’s coachman, and had a great gruff voice that came from his boots and was rather frightening, used to ask how I expected to grow up without proper birthdays, and I thought I might have to stay little always. When I told Father this he laughed, but a moment later he grew quite grave. “Listen, Chris,” he said. And then he took me on his knee - I was a small chap then - and told me things that made me forget old Naylor, and wish and wish that Mother could have stayed with us. The angels had wanted her, Father explained; well, we wanted her too, and there were plenty of angels in heaven, anyway. When I said this Father gave me a great squeeze and put me down, and I tried to be glad that I was a Christmas child. But I wasn’t really until a long time afterwards, when I had found the Fairy Ring, and met the Queen of the Fairies... (Summary by PG)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

3h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:09