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The War At Christmas

I try to do a Christmas story every year, along with the annual “broadcast” of the complete aired version of “The Saint Nick Case.”  This is a story based on something somebody told me, once. [Originally published on December 22, 2013]

Christmas tree decoration isolated on white background

The War At Christmas

by Hart Williams
© 2013 

Kilimanjaro is a snow-covered mountain 19,710 feet high, and is said to be the highest mountain in Africa. Its western summit is called the Masai “Ngaje Ngai,” the House of God. Close to the western summit there is the dried and frozen carcass of a leopard. No one has explained what the leopard was seeking at that altitude. ~ Ernest Hemingway, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” 1938

It was the best of gifts; it was the worst of gifts.


It was a time of peace on earth, good will and brotherhood to persons; it was a time of black betrayals and vendetta.

It was Christmas in Orange County.  Home of Disneyland. Continue reading



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