Mr. Edwards Meets Santa ClausFrom Little House on the Prairie. In which a Bachelor travels to a town 40 miles away and crosses a swollen creek to get two little girls their Christmas presents
"Hello Edwards! Last time I saw you, you were sleeping on a corn shuck bed in Tennessee... I understand you're living down along the Verdigris River. Have you ever met up, down yonder, with two little young girls named Mary and Laura?"
"I surely am acquainted with them". Mr. Edwards replied.
"It rest heavy on my mind," said Santa Claus. "They are both of them sweet, pretty, good little young things, and I do know they are expecting me. I surely do hate to disappoint two good little girls like them. Yet with the water up the way it is, I can't figure no way whatsoever to get to their cabin this year. Edwards," Santa Claus said. "Would you do me this Favor to fetch them their gifts this one time?"
"I'll do that, and with Pleasure," Mr. Edwards told him. #drawallthesantas