A Christmas Passage by David Saperstein, George Samerjan

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By David Saperstein, George Samerjan

It's the main brilliant time of the yr for some--and the worst for others. yet in the center of each Christmas, lies a different shock for everyone...

Christmas Eve morning at a crowded airport threatens to turn into Christmas Day whilst a heavy snow fall waylays 5 strangers on their solution to Asheville, North Carolina. Marta's touring with kids and the burden of a sour divorce on her shoulders...Andy, a widower and Vietnam vet, reminisces on the airport bar whilst he notices the presence of a feminine soldier...Specialist Ilena is on depart from Iraq, fraught with guilt approximately leaving her comrades...Reggie, a laid-off meeting employee, contemplates his doubtful future...and filthy rich businessman John is by way of the premature loss of life of his high-powered, workaholic father.

As the tourists examine their lives, a brand new problem quickly arises: their aircraft is grounded. yet within the spirit of the season, a superb samaritan deals to force them to Asheville. Then her van will get caught on a snowy road--and the genuine trip starts off for an not going staff who've extra in universal than meets the attention as they embark on a mystical passage that would exhibit them the real that means of Christmas...

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The new mare proved a treasure; with a very little trouble, she became exactly calculated for the purpose, and Fanny was then put in almost full possession of her. She had not supposed before, that any thing could ever suit her like the old grey poney; but her delight in Edmund's mare was far beyond any former pleasure of the sort; and the addition it was ever receiving in the consideration of that kindness from which her pleasure sprung, was beyond all her words to express. She regarded her cousin as an example of every thing good and great, as possessing worth, which no one but herself could ever appreciate, and as entitled to such gratitude from her, as no feelings could be strong enough to pay.

I shall love nothing there. " "I can say nothing for her manner to you as a child; but it was the same with us all, or nearly so. She never knew how to be pleasant to children. " "As to your foolishness and awkwardness, my dear Fanny, believe me, you never have a shadow of either, but in using the words so improperly. There is no reason in the world why you should not be important where you are known. You have good sense, and a sweet temper, and I am sure you have a grateful heart, that could never receive kindness without wishing to return it.

Norris, on quitting the parsonage, removed first to the park, and afterwards to a small house of Sir Thomas's in the village, and consoled herself for the loss of her husband by considering that she could do very well without him, and for her reduction of income by the evident necessity of stricter economy. The living was hereafter for Edmund, and had his uncle died a fewyears sooner, it would have been duly given to some friend to hold til he were old enough for orders. 1 There was another family-living actually held for Edmund; but though this circumstance had made the arrange1.

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