Miss Alcott's collection of stories for Christmas was called 'Spinning Wheel Stories.' The first story in the book, 'Grandma's story', relates an incident with wolves which happened in New England. Miss Alcott has become an adroit story teller . As one reads the vivid story of this wild race with wolves, he holds his breath with fear, because it seems so real. Into this book Miss Alcotti has gathered a dozen stories. Among them is 'Onawandah', an Indian. There is a peculiar charm in Indian stories. 'Daisy's Jewel Box' is another excellent story, but there is no use in making selections because the book is filled with them.