"EH?""What's to-day, my fine fellow?""To-day! Why, CHRISTMAS DAY.""It's Christmas day! I haven't missed it.Hallo, my fine fellow!""Hallo!""Do you know the Poulterer's, in the nextstreet but one, at the corner?""I should hope I did."
The biggest turkey
"An intelligent boy! Do you know whetherthey've sold the prize Turkey that was hangingup there? The big one?""What, the one as big as me?""What a delightful boy! It's a pleasure to talkto him. Yes, my boy!""It's hanging there now.""Is it? Go and buy it.""Don’t joke with me sir!" exclaimed the boy."No, no, I amin earnest. Go and buy it, andtell 'em to bring it here, that I may tell them where to take it. Come back with the man inless than five minutes, and I'll give you half acrown!" The boy was off like a shot."I'll send it to Bob Cratchit's! He won’t know who it is from. It's twice the size of Tiny Tim. "He wrote the address and went down stairsto open the street door for the poulterer's man.