"Clara Belle's got cross-eyes and red hair, but I'd be the last one to grudge her a Christmas present; the more Adam Ladd gives to her the less the town'll have to."
"Adam's aunt says he was so taken with the little girl that sold the soap (Clara Belle, did you say her name was?), that he declared he was going to bring her a Christmas present," continued Miss Ellen.
I wouldn't give anybody a Christmas present
that wasn't new, and I wouldn't thank anybody who gave me one."
"That's a Christmas present
for you, Anne," said Matthew shyly.
My girls, will you give them your breakfast as a Christmas present
She had once given Philip a paint-box as a Christmas present
, and he had started by copying her pictures.
I said that she had once spoken of giving me a Christmas present
, but we both forgot about it afterwards."
That venerable financier, however, still seemed struggling with portions of his well-lined attire, and at length produced from a very interior tail-coat pocket, a black oval case which he radiantly explained to be his Christmas present
for his god-daughter.
"My sister had told me some weeks before that I might have the pick of her geese for a Christmas present
, and I knew that she was always as good as her word.
"Dell," said he, "let's put our Christmas presents away and keep 'em a while.
They invented the art of giving Christmas presents. Being wise, their gifts were no doubt wise ones, possibly bearing the privilege of exchange in case of duplication.
HEALTH chiefs are hoping for an early Christmas present
which will allow them to sign up a main contractor to restart work on the much-delayed Midland Metropolitan Hospital.