December 11th, 2008

make your mark this time

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A CERTAIN ENVELOPE ARRIVED FOR ME TODAY.

[picture of a tan/brownish envelope from england goes here!]*

Inside this enevelope was ...

[picture of Steam Locomotives of the World, a thin, green volume about INTERNATIONAL STEAM LOCOMOTIVES.]

Now, as you might expect, I am rather surprised! Did I order Steam Locomotives of the World? I certainly do not remember this! I open to title page to find ...

[picture of STEAM LOCOMOTIVE with a jolly santa hat on it. next to it says:

MERRY WINTER

BE CHEERY IF YOU WANT

- SQUEAK
]

And, through the book, there appear to be some of the mysterious 'Squeak's illustrations, such as a smoke monster, a STEAM LOCOMOTIVE saying 'PARP,' and the pithy phrase 'Aren't trains brilliant'.

It is the best Christmas present of my life.

*Alas, I have no working camera. So try and ~imagine~.