by J.A. Clement
Nereia, 7 years old, is very excited. Preparations are underway for the celebrations, and for the first time she will be allowed to take part in the Yuletide ceremony - but there is mystery in the air...Papa is away, and Mama is watching for every carriage that passes. Something is afoot... Nereia sets herself to find out what - or who - is the surprise that her father has promised her.