Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Quotes: Flavia's Christmas question

Today's quote come from page 104 of I am Half-Sick of Shadows, the fourth book in the Flavia de Luce mystery series. The sereis features a very precocious young amateur sleuth, and in this book she is determined once and for all whether or not Father Christmas is real or not.

"Did you celebrate Christmas in Germany?" I asked Dieter. "Before the war, I mean."

"Of course," he said. "Father Christmas was born in Germany. Didn't you know that?"

"I did," I said. "But I must have forgotten."

"Weihnachten, we call it. Saint Nikolaus, the lighted Christmas tree.... Saint Nikolaus brings sweet for the children on the sixth of December, and Weihnachtsmann bring gifts for everyone on Christmas Eve."

He said this looking teasingly at Feely, who was sneaking a peak at herself in the looking glass.

"Two Father Christmases?" I asked.

"Something like that."

I gave an inward sigh of relief. Even if I did manage to bring one of them down and keep him from his rounds, there was still a spare to carry out whatever was left of the long night's work. At least in Germany.


  1. I have the first book in this series...need to get to it. I have heard that Flavia is rather precocious!

  2. That sounds too cute. Might have to look for book one.



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