Chapter Forty

The first week in December was the beginning of the season for all good girls and boys. The festivities start with Saint Nick’s Day. The kids put their shoes outside the bedroom door and come morning they were full of all manner of baubles and trinkets and chocolate drops. Hercules the Lesser was always grateful. He always pretended to be surprised when you got a brand-new Pink Pearl eraser. He loved the matte finish and the crisp edge. His sister, Eileen, used to get jacks until the year she accidentally left a jack in the shoe and punctured her toe. Herc40

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