In between Maria's bouts of croup, St. Nicholas managed to slip back in, unnoticed, to fill the children's wooden shoes. He leaves them chocolates and a book.
This year one of the children received a charming, new picture book, Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck.
Rob wants to get his father something special
for Christmas this year -- something that shows how much he really
loves him. But it's Christmas Eve, and he doesn't have much money to
spend. What could he possibly get? Suddenly, Rob thinks of the best
gift of all...
The children each got a wonderful, new book and all is silent right now as they are engrossed in reading them as fast as they can.