The Gift: A Novel by Cecelia Ahern. Read online, or download in secure EPUB format. The Gift is a magical, fable-like Christmas story from Cecelia Ahern, the celebrated New York Times To read e-books on the BookShout App, download it on. If you could wish for one gift this Christmas, what would it be?Lou Suffern wishes he could be in two places at once. His constant battle with the clock is a.
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Everyday Lou Suffern battled with the clock. He always had two places to be at the same time. He always had two things to do at once. When asleep he dreamed. In between dreams, he ran through the events of the day while making plans for the next.
When at home with his wife and family, his mind was always someplace else. On his way into work one early winter morning, Lou meets Gabe, a homeless man sitting outside the office building. Intrigued by him and on discovering that he could also be very useful to have around, Lou gets Gabe a job in the post room.
He also felt she brought a much-needed feminine energy to the all-male team at the station. Many of the other men agreed, but not quite for the same reasons as Raphie.
He shook that thought out of his head and watched Jessica cleaning the spilled sugar from the counter. Despite her energy, her eyes — almond-shaped and such a dark brown they were almost black — buried something beneath.
As though a top-layer of soil had been freshly added, and pretty soon the weeds or whatever was decaying beneath would begin to show.
Are you actually trying to give yourself another heart attack? I remember a time when my life was in Technicolor. In an effort to dissolve the sugar in his mug completely, she stirred the spoon so hard that a portal of spinning liquid appeared in the centre. Raphie watched it and wondered: If he dived into that mug, where would it bring him. He watched the portal in his mug begin to die down, his chance of leaping into another world disappearing fast along with the steam that escaped the liquid.
Yes, it had been one hell of a morning. Not much of a morning for smiles. Or maybe it was. A morning for half-smiles, perhaps.
Raphie handed Jessica a mug of steaming coffee — black with no sugar, just as she liked — and they both leaned against the countertop, facing one another, their lips blowing on their coffee, their feet touching the ground, their minds in the clouds. He studied Jessica, hands wrapped around the mug and staring intently into her coffee as though it were a crystal ball.
How he wished it was; how he wished they had the gift of foresight to stop so many of the things they witnessed.
She nodded and swallowed the coffee in response. He could tell by her attempt to hide the grimace that it burned, but she took another sip as if in defiance. Standing up even against the coffee. Was hoping for plenty of action. Return the gift. Get his time refunded.
He immediately clutched at his throat, coughing and spluttering, feigning death and knowing immediately that despite his best efforts to lift the mood, it was in poor taste. Jessica merely raised an eyebrow and continued sipping. He laughed and then the silence continued. Once you have submitted your order you will receive confirmation and status update emails.
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