THE ELEVEN DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
Ken Horton on Smashwords
Copyright K. Horton 2012
The First Day
It all started early one Tuesday morning in late December last year. Mabel Johnson opened her front door in answer to the short ring on the doorbell, “Good morning Madam,” Hollis Nurseries. Miss Johnson?” The slim young man raised his eyebrows to accompany the question, he was holding a long thin parcel well wrapped in brown paper.
Mrs Johnson nodded, “Nothing to sign” he said, handing over the parcel, “Cheers.” He retreated down the path while Mabel tried to remember if her Husband had ordered anything from the local garden centre, “Now that can’t be right,” she thought as she looked at the label. “It’s addressed to Jane.” Eager to find what and possibly who had sent the parcel, she waylaid Jane the moment she set foot inside the house