My True Love Gave to Me
...twelve days of Christmas cheer...
The Wild Okie Writers
Pemberton Hall, EnglandAfter midnight
December 26, 1814
Servants moved about the Hall dousing candles and clearing away the last vestiges of the ball. Weary footmen escorted guests to their carriages or their sleeping rooms. In the
kitchens, scullery maids washed dishes while the cooks began preparations to feed guests in the morning. In the Hall itself, only a few creatures still stirred. Lords and ladies, maids and geese, swans and French hens were off to their beds, where visions of true love danced in their heads.
Wondering what happened at the Pemberton this Christmas Eve? It all began on December 12 when ....