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Jules Pretty

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781501709333

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501709333.001.0001

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Crossing the New Year

Crossing the New Year

Crossing the New Year
The East Country

Jules Pretty

Cornell University Press

Now here’s a story I heard tell. It was a dusk and dawn like any other. Just a date in the diary. It was the New Year.

Every human culture celebrates the end of one annual cycle, the beginning of the next. We sing, drink, tell stories, give presents. We offer money to bring good fortune; we make sacrifices. World cities splash light on midnight skies, a fortune burned on fireworks....

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