Once when Willa was three, a few months after Christmas, she was eating a piece of candy cane.
Once when I was small they gave me a candy cane for Christmas.
Each of the little girls was to have one of these, and each 132boy a candy cane.
With a heart too full for words the littler boy had pointed promptly but shyly at his candy cane.
Back of this, in his fading consciousness was the high-coloured image of a candy cane, too splendid for earth.
He wore a silk hat and carried a candy cane prettily striped with red and yellow.
Even a candy cane came peeping from the top, as if curiosity had stirred it to look around.
Not once, indeed, had he been able to say the words "candy cane."
As he pulled off his hat he heard a shout and saw the boys all scrambling for the broken end of the candy cane.
Immediately John Dough recovered his wits and aimed a strong blow with the candy cane at the wild people of the forest.