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The Truth About Santa Claus-a Jack Robertson novel

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The Truth About Santa Claus-a Jack Robertson novel

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67 página
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Lançado em:
Nov 23, 2012
ISBN:
9781301083268
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Do you believe in Santa Claus? Jack Robertson does and now he has to prove it. Christmas magic is fading and Jack finds that he can help save Christmas. With Santa's help Jack explains the truth about where Santa's origins and how he does the miraculous things that he does. Santa commissions Jack to write his biography and has Jack explain the ins and outs of how to publish and promote an e-book.

Editora:
Lançado em:
Nov 23, 2012
ISBN:
9781301083268
Formato:
Livro

Sobre o autor

Gary R Reed resides in Lansing Michigan with his lovely wife Sandy. His six children and 18 grandchildren are scattered to the four winds. He is a former banker, broker, CFO, entrepreneur, educator, and with the publication of his novels, he has become a storyteller and a wild eyed dreamer.Gary is a professional student with degrees in philosophy, psychology, and education. His passion is American history and that has led him to write fictionalized accounts of his real-life ancestors who have fought in the American Revolution, the Civil War, the American Indian Wars, World War I, and (perhaps soon) World War III.Gary is a past "Chief Inspector" of the Sherlock Holmes Society "The Greek Interpreters of East Lansing" and an active member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, having received honors as a Bard and a Thrown Weapons Champion.Gary is the author of the three part "Journals of Jack Robertson" series,"Robertson's War 1914", "The Academy", "Sanctuary", "The Truth about Santa Claus", "Kirtland 1833" and "If I Ruled the World" that will soon appear in a Smashwords Edition.

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The Truth About Santa Claus-a Jack Robertson novel - Gary R Reed

THE TRUTH ABOUT SANTA CLAUS

a Jack Robertson novel

by Gary R Reed

Copyright 2012 Gary R Reed

Smashwords Edition

This book is based on some true events, however, has been fictionalized and all persons appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real people, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

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Table of Contents

Chapter One..............What Is Truth?

Chapter Two..............Saint Nicholas

Chapter Three...........Questions, Questions, Questions

Chapter Four.............Santa Claus

Chapter Five..............How Jack Saves Christmas

Excerpt from The Journals of Jack Robertson Book One 1866

Excerpt from Robertson's War 1914

Excerpt from Sanctuary

Excerpt from If I Ruled the World

About the Author

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Chapter One

What Is Truth

Susan, what are you doing for the Christmas party? Jack Robertson was a big man, well over 6 feet tall and about 250 pounds. The passing years had left him looking more pampered than powerful. He had enough gray hair to look wise, but his face still had the boyish quality of someone who dreamed dreams and expected them to come true.

Oh nothing in particular, I'm just making dinner for 200 people. What are you doing for the party? Susan Robertson was Jack's best friend and his one true love. She could out-work, out-smile, and out hug any six ordinary women. She loved people and she was happiest when she was helping someone. She loved him, especially the sound of his voice and the touch of his hand. It was a good thing because after all of their years together, his heart still skipped a beat when she walked into the room.

I think I'm going to tell a Christmas Story.

That's a great idea. I love your stories.

It's a good thing you do. If I had to tell you the truth all the time, I'd be in big trouble.

You mean your stories aren't true? I'm shocked.

I didn't say they weren't true. In some parallel universe they might be totally accurate.

But in our universe….

I don't know, all the ideas have to come from somewhere. I like to think some of them are inspirations from God.

From God…?

Why not?

I could buy your parallel universe theory before I could buy the idea that God inspires your lies.

Wait a minute. I do not tell lies.

If they are not true then they are lies.

Not so, lies are intentional falsehoods probably told to get gain. My stories are not intentionally false and I don't get any gain from telling them.

Other than getting you out of trouble, you mean.

I am never in trouble, so why would I be trying to get out of trouble.

So you honestly believe that all your stories are true?

They could be true. They should be true. They sound true, don't they? You want them to be true, don't you?

Yes, I do want them to be true. The world would be a much nicer place if they were true.

There you have it, 'If the fruit is good, then the tree must be good.'

Now wait, if they aren't true then they aren't good.

Really? Does it matter to you that George Washington never chopped down a cherry tree and said, 'I cannot tell a lie?' Does it matter to you that almost 100 Indians came to the first Thanksgiving or that they stayed for three days and ate almost all of the food that the Pilgrims and stored to keep them through the winter? Does it matter to you that Abraham Lincoln didn't want to free the slaves. He wanted to send them all back to Africa?

Those are all true stories but they aren't what we teach our children. We like to sugarcoat history. History is well named, it truly is His Story. Whoever wins the war gets to tell the story.

Is that bad?

No, it's one of the spoils of war. I'm one of the winners in this game of life and I get to tell my story however I want, too.

And what makes you a winner?

I got you didn't I. What could be a better winner's prize that that?

You aren't just telling me another one of your stories are you?

If you listen with your heart instead of your head you will know. 'One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.'

Oh, I am looking forward to this Christmas story of yours. I think it's going to be like history in the making.

Doubtless.

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