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in 1941, A Northern Christmas is Rockwell Kent's uplifting account of the 1918 Christmas he spent along with his 9-year outdated son in a one-room, moss-caulked log cabin on a distant Alaskan Island.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 amazing illustrations, this captivating memento variation is bound to please a brand new iteration of readers.
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From WILDERNESS these notes about a happy Christmas in the north are drawn. Thursday, December Nineteenth This day is never to be forgotten, so beautiful, so calm, so still with the earth and every branch and tree muffled in deep, feathery, new-fallen snow. And all day the softest clouds have drifted lazily over the heaven, shrouding the land here and there in veils of falling snow, while elsewhere or through the snow itself the sun shone. Golden shadows, dazzling peaks, fairy tracery of branches against the blue summer sea!
You need nothing from outside,not even illusion. Certainly children need to be given scarcely an idea to develop out of it an atmosphere of mystery and expectation as real and thrilling to themselves as if it rested upon true belief. Well, the tree is ready, cut to length with a cross at the foot to stand upon, and a cardboard and tin-foil star to hang at its top. And now as to Christmas weather. This morning, as might just as well have been expected, was again overcast. Toward evening light snow began to fall.
What shall it be? Wait! It is midnight. I've just finished a good drawing. The lamp is about at its accustomed low markyesterday it had to be filled twice! Those nights when without a clock I sat up so late and to so uncertain an hour I have discovered by the lamp and the clock together to have been really long. My bedtime then was after two or three o'clockbut I arose later. To-day I finished a little picture for Olson, and so did Rockwell. These were forgotten in my list of presents as I've just written it.