The Drummer Boy: A Christmas Tale by Ted Dekker

By Ted Dekker

A Christmas story with a latest twist.

We all love making a song the Christmas carol "The Little Drummer Boy." Our hearts swell because the bad boy bargains his most sensible, meager reward to the infant within the manger, and we smile in pleasure because the toddler Lord graciously smiles His thank you. Now Ted Dekker brings a latest twist to this liked track of wish, attractiveness, and pleasure. this contemporary delusion happens in a wide urban the place Christmas has been banned and changed via a vacation that celebrates prosperity. All Christmas songs also are banned.

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Then he started all over again, playing his drum for the whole world to hear. A window slid open down the street. Daniel could hear the drum being beaten before he saw it, just inside. Four drums and a plastic bucket now, in unison. Another window slid open and Mary Summers leaned out, beating the rhythm on her window sill. Down the street Jerry Roth flipped a garbage can over and started to beat on his makeshift drum like a champ. Two doors opened, then a third. The street came alive with rhythmic beating.

I . . I have something,” he said. For a moment no one spoke. ” someone asked. ” the chairman asked. “I have a petition,” Daniel said, repeating words that he’d heard all day long. “Well, then move yourself down here so that you don’t have to yell,” the chairman said. ” Daniel walked timidly down the stairs and then headed up the long aisle, past the chairs toward the front, trying to ignore all the stares. He stopped ten feet from the long table. Only half the members were even looking at him.

Hundreds, thousands, maybe a hundred thousand, maybe the whole City, pounding out a welcome for the king loud enough to wake the dead! And they had, Daniel thought. They had awakened Christmas from the dead. Daniel threw his head back, beat on his drum, and began to sing again at the top of his lungs. ” For the first time in many, many years, the old remembered why they had once paid homage to this king called Jesus. And for the first time, countless children learned that there was a king deserving of such a thundering welcome on Christmas morning.

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