"Miriam": Miss Miller has spent her life as a governess for children in some of the most fashionable homes in New York. She is shocked one day to learn that one of her "babies" is expecting a baby of her own and rejects Miss Miller's offer to be the nurse for the forthcoming child. That night, Miss Miller meets Miriam, a strange young girl who resembles Miss Miller when she was a child. Miriam, critical of everything Miss Miller has or does, constantly taunts her about a loveless existence, leading to a violent confrontation and chilling denouement. "Among The Paths To Eden": Mary O'Meaghan, a spinster, strikes up a conversation in a Queens, New York cemetery with a widower who is putting flowers on his deceased wife's grave. After establishing a modest rapport, Mary reveals to the bemused man that she had come to the graveyard specifically looking for a lonely widower, inasmuch as a friend of hers had found two husbands in a cemetery. "A Christmas Memory": As Christmastime approaches... Written by
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Oh, my...how foolish I am! You know what I always thought? I always thought a body had to be sick and dyin' before they saw the Lord. I imagined that when He came it would be like lookin' at a Baptist window...prettiest colored glass and the sun pouring through...such a shine you wouldn't know it was gettin' dark. S'been a comfort to me...that shine...takin' away all the spooky feelin'. But I'll wager it isn't like that. I'll wager it never happens. I'll wager, at the very end, a body realizes ...