Yes! and the bedpost was his own. The bed was his own, the room was his own. Best and happiest of all, the Time before him was his own, to make amends in! `I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future.' @Bluey repeated, as he scrambled out of bed. `The Spirits of all Three B's shall strive within me. Oh @simulant37. Heaven, and the Christmas Time be praised for this. I say it on my knees, old Sim, on my knees.' Running to the window, he opened it, and put out his head. `What's to-day.' cried @Bluey, calling downward to a middle aged man with long hair, who perhaps had loitered in to look about him judgementally. `Eh.' returned the man, with all his might of wonder. 'What's to-day, my fine fellow.' said @Bluey. `To-day.' replied the man. `Why, to most people it's Christmas Day, but not to me because I'm a Buddhist you see and I--.' `It's Christmas Day.' interrupted @Bluey. `I haven't missed it. The Spirits have done it all in one night. They can do anything they like. Of course they can. Of course they can. Hallo, my fine fellow.' `Hallo.' returned the man. `Do you know the Poulterer's, in the next street but one, at the corner.' @Bluey inquired. `I should hope I did,' replied the man, 'I mean, if I wasn't a VEGETARIAN that is. I just go there occasionally for chicken. But I AM a vegetarian". `Do you know whether they've sold the prize Turkey that was hanging up there -- Not the little prize Turkey: the big one.' asked @Bluey. `What, the one that weighs more than Bert off Sesame Street.' returned the man. `It's hanging there now,' `Is it.' said @Bluey. `Go and buy it, and tell them to bring it here, that I may give them the direction where to take it. Come back with the man, and I'll read one of your essays. Come back with him in less than five minutes and I'll listen to you jam.' `I'll send it to @Decembers Crotchit's.' whispered @Bluey, rubbing his hands, and splitting with a laugh. `He shan't know who sends it. It's twice the size of his enormous willbert. @HO HO HO I'M JMC never made such a joke as sending it to @Decembers will be.'