The Indian Advocate (Sacred Heart Mission, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 19, No. 1, Ed. 1, Tuesday, January 1, 1907 Page: 3 of 42
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l'HJi INDIAN APVUCA'IJi
necessities of life. Several' Christmases had passed and
grandmother had always been able to have some little
delicacy for Pauline but this Christmas there was no-
thing in sight. There was not a penny in the house. De-
crepit old age was doing its work and grandmother was
no longer able to provide like she used to do. How gladly
she would have welcomed Chrjstmas had she only had a
little something for Pauline but as it was her heart
grew faint when she saw Pauline's sweet little hopeful
face. Pauline was grandmother's only joy on earth and
her consolation in her infirmity. That night when
Pauline was fast asleep dreaming of the dear Angels who
were about to announce the glories of Christ's birth to the
shepherds grandmother's sorrow was so great that she
prayed aloud and her words though feeble came from
the depth of a suffering soul.
The night was cold and clear. Two figures were making
their way past the rows of houses until in front of
grandmother's caban they paused a while and listened.
"Dear Father" came the feeble words "give me an op-
portunity to find a way to make happy the heart of my
Pauline on this Christmasday. " The girls moved on. Their
eyes were moist with tears and their hearts were touch-
ed. They always had loved grandmother and little Paul-
ine. Quickly they pursued their way through the almost
deserted -village street to betake themselves to their home
but they promised not to forget grandmother and little
Weary and fatigued grandmother after pouring forth
her wants to her heavenly Father fell asleep in her cold
and cheerless cabin. The cares of the day and the solici-
tude for her daughter's child did not permit her to enjoy
her usual rest so earlier than customary she noiselessly
crept out of her bed to begin her daily routine of work.
Softly she opened the door to step outside and behold!
right there at her very threshhold were packages of candy
and delicious fruit- In her weak condition grandmother
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