Publication: The Encino Press, 1981, N P (Austin)
First edition. 8vo. Signed on the front preliminary sheet by the author and the illustrator, Patrick Oliphant. Two-tone quarter cloth and boards, light green front and rear endpapers, , 29  pp., frontispiece, illustrated, about the author, about the illustrator. Illustrations by Patrick Oliphant. This story, though in slightly different form, originally appeared in The Washington Post in 1980. A wonderful Christmas story set in rural Texas in the 1930s. Fine, bright copy in the original unprinted, transparent dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 48650