15
DEC
2015

English Tuition Bolton: Dylan Thomas and A Child’s Christmas in Wales!

I have written about this beautifully ‘conjured’ remembrance several years ago on this is site and it still seems one of the best Christmas stories ever writtten- even though it is not a ‘story’ in a strict sense, more an episodic dreamscape of resurrected moments.  The greatest story is probably Dickens’ Christmas Carol of course… Memory is like a net and here Dylan Thomas makes immortal the ‘small dry voice’ of a neigbour ‘nobody knew.’  “What shall we give them? Hark the Herald?” “No,” Jack said, “Good King Wencelas. I’ll count three.” One, two, three, and we began to sing, our voices high and seemingly distant in the snow-felted darkness round the house that was occupied by nobody we knew. We stood close together, near the dark door. Good King Wencelas looked out On the Feast of Stephen… And then a small, dry voice, like the voice of someone who has not spoken for a long time, joined our singing: a small, dry, eggshell voice from the other side of the door: a small, dry voice through the keyhole. And when we stopped running we were outside our house; the front room was lovely; balloons floated under the hot-water-bottle-gulping gas; everything was good again and shone over the town. “Perhaps it was a ghost,” Jim said. “Perhaps it was trolls,” Dan said, who was always reading. “Let’s go in and see if there’s any jelly left,&#
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