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" He was chubby and plump — a right jolly old elf — And I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself. A wink of his eye and a twist of his head Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread. "
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Overland with Kit Carson: A Narrative of the Old Spanish Trail in '48

George Douglas Brewerton, Kit Carson - History - 1993 - 301 pages
...unlike that of Saint Nicholas of Christmas holiday memory, for "He had a broad chin, and a little round belly, That shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly." Indeed, I am inclined to suspect that the worthy priest was a man of the world, who loved better to...
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The Night Before Christmas: Told in Signed English : an Adaptation of the ...

Clement Clarke Moore, Harry Bornstein, Karen Luczak Saulnier - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1994 - 56 pages
...- ->• •• -.,- •••<• \ *:• .-:•".:•. "\ "*>.::: • ; : •~ J&-- • The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath. m He he laughed, • ' " .' ' ' •"" . He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, And I laughed...
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Christmas in America: A History

Penne L. Restad - Social Science - 1996
...snow, The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, . .. He had a broad face, and a little round belly That shook, when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly, The domestic setting in which Santa revealed himself lent an additional touch of realism to the story....
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Story Dramas: A New Literature Experience for Young Children

Sarah Jossart, Gretchen Courtney - Education - 1996 - 136 pages
...little mouth was drawn up like a bow, And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow. i The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke,...his head like a wreath. He had a broad face, and a little round belly | That shook, when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly. He was chubby and plump...
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Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men: The Origins and Evolution of Saint ...

Phyllis Siefker - History - 1997 - 219 pages
...little mouth was drawn up like a bow, And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow; The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke...his head like a wreath; He had a broad face and a little round belly, That shook, when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly. He was chubby and plump,...
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The Night Before Cat-Mas

Virginia Unser - Juvenile Fiction - 1998
...droll little mouth Was drawn up like a bow, And the fur on his chin Was as white as the snow; The stump of a pipe He held tight in his teeth, And the smoke...broad face And a round little belly That shook when he purred Like a bowl full of jelly. He was chubby and plump, A right jolly old cat, And I laughed when...
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Believe: A Christmas Treasury

Art - 1998 - 144 pages
...little mouth was drawn up like a bow, And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow. The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke,...his head like a wreath. He had a broad face, and a little round belly That shook, when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly. He was chubby and plump—a...
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Rural Hours

Susan Fenimore Cooper - Nature - 1998 - 352 pages
...little mouth was drawn up like a bow, And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow. The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke...his head like a wreath. He had a broad face, and a little, round belly, That shook, when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly; He was chubby and plump,...
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The Winter Solstice: The Sacred Traditions of Christmas

John Matthews - Social Science - 2003 - 247 pages
...little mouth was drawn up like a bow. And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow. The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke...encircled his head like a wreath He had a broad face and a little round belly That shook, when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly. He was chubby and plump,...
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Christmas: A Time for Family

Lois Kaufman - Fiction - 1998
...up like a bow. And the beard on his chin was as while as the snow: The stump ol a pipe he held light in his teeth. And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath: He had a broad lace and a round little belly That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly. He was chubby...
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