Lillian Nicholson Shearon was the author of: Meek Miss Mattie (1913), Sam Davis, the Hero of Tennessee (1915), A Mute Appeal (1917), The Little Mixer (1922) and The Other Little Mustard Seed (1930). "There was no fault to be found with the present itself; the trouble lay in the method of transportation. This thought was definite enough in Hannah's mind, but she had to rely upon a seven-year-old vocabulary for expression, and grown-ups are notably dull of comprehension. Even mothers don't always understand without being told exactly in so many words. "I didn't say the kimono wasn't nice, Mama," explained Hannah, "and 'course Cousin Carrie was awful good to send it to me, but-but Santy Claus is going to bring Virginia one to-morrow night, down the chimbley! ""