By Rockwell Kent
First released in 1941, A Northern Christmas is Rockwell Kent's uplifting account of the 1918 Christmas he spent along with his 9-year outdated son in a one-room, moss-caulked log cabin on a distant Alaskan Island. released the following in its unique layout, with Kent's impressive illustrations, this captivating memento variation is bound to thrill a brand new new release of readers.
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These were forgotten in my list of presents as I've just written it. I have shown in my picture the king of the island himself striding out to feed the goats while Billy, rearing on his hind legs, tries to steal the food on the way. Rockwell's picture is of Olson surrounded by all the goats in a more peaceful mood. Olson's cabin is in the background. I wish we had more to give the good old man. At any rate he dines with us. Page 25 Christmas Eve! We've cleaned the house, stowed everything away upon shelves and hooks and in corners, moved even my easel aside; decorated the roof timbers with dense hemlock boughs, stowed quantities of wood behind the stovefor there must be no work on that holidayand now both Rockwell and I are in a state of suppressed excitement over tomorrow.
Page 27 Christmas Day on Fox Island It is mild; the ground is almost bare and a warm rain falls. First, the Christmas tree all dripping wet is brought into the house and set upon its feet. It is nine feet and a half high and just touches the peak of the cabin. There it stands and dries its leaves while Rockwell and I prepare the feast. Both stoves are kept burning and the open door lets in the cool air. Everything goes beautifully; the wood burns as it should, the oven heats, the kettle boils, the beans stew, the bread browns in the oven just right, and the new pudding sauce foams up as rich and delicious as though instead of the first it were Page 28 the hundredth time I'd made it.
The interior of the cabin is illuminated as never before, as perhaps no cabin interior ever was among these wild mountains. Then all amazed and wondering those two children come in. Who knows which is the more entranced? " Page 30 Fox Island, Christmas 1918 Olives P ickles Spaghetti a la Fox Island Beans a la Resurrection Bay Murphies en Casserole Cranberry Sauce Plum Pudding Magnifique Sauce a la Alaska Rum Demi Tasse Nuts Raisins Bon-bons Home Sweet Home Cider Music by the German Band Page 31 And the presents are handed out.