Projekt Gutenberg's Twas th Niet befor Christmas, by Clement C. Moore

This eBook is for th uez of anyone anywhere at no cost and with
aulmoest no restrikshons whot-so-ever.  U mae copy it, giv it away or
re-uez it under th turms of th Projekt Gutenberg Liesenss inclooded
with this eBook or onlien at

Tietl: Twas th Niet befor Christmas
       A Vizit from St. Nicholas

Author: Clement C. Moore

Ilustraetor: Jessie Willcox Smith

Releess Daet: November 22, 2005 [EBook #17135]
[Daet last updaeted: January 1, 2006]

Langgwej: English

Carrakter set encoding: ASCII


Produced by Janet Blenkinship, Suzanne Shel and th Onlien
Distributed Proofreading Teem at


[Pg 001]

Twas th Niet Befor Christmas

A Vizit from St. Nicholas

By Clement C. Moore

With Pikchers by Jessie Willcox Smith

Houghton Mifflin Company


[Pg 002]Copyriet © 1912 by Houghton Mifflin Company

All riets rezurvd. For informaeshon about permishon to re-produess selekshons from this book, riet to Permishons, Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenu South, Nue York, Nue York 10003.

HC ISBN 0-395-06952-1
Paa ISBN 0-395-64374-0

Printing in th Uenieted Staets of America

LBM 40 39 38 37 36

Title motif

[Pg 003]Introdukshon

 A mid th meny selebraeshons last Christmas Eve, in vaerius plaeses by diferent pursons, thaer wuz wun, in Nue York Sity, not liek any uther anywhere. A company of men, wimen, and children went together just after th evening survis in thaer church, and, standing around th toom of th author of "A Vizit from St. Nicholas," resieted together th wurds of th poeem which we all noe so wel and luv so deerly.

Dr. Clement C. Moore, hoo roet th poeem, never expected that he wuud be rememberd by it. If he expected to be faemus at all as a rieter, he thaut it wuud be because of th Hebrew Dikshonaery that he roet.

He wuz born in a hous neer Chelsea Square, Nue York Sity, in 1781; and he livd thaer all his lief. It wuz a graet big hous, with fierplaeses in it;—just th hous to be living in on Christmas Eve.

Dr. Moore had children. He liked rieting poetry for them eeven mor than he liked rieting a Hebrew Dikshonaery. He roet a hoel book of poeems for them.

Wun yeer he roet this poeem, which we uezhualy call "'Twas th Niet befor Christmas," to giv to his children for a Christmas prezent. Thae red it just after thae had [Pg 004]hung up thaer stokings befor wun of th big fierplaeses in thaer hous. Afterward, thae lurnd it, and sumtiems resieted it, just as uther children lurn it and resiet it now.

It wuz printing in a nuezpaeper. Then a magazeen printing it, and after a tiem it wuz printing in th scool reeders. Laeter it wuz printing by itself, with pikchers. Then it wuz translaeted into German, French, and meny uther langgwejes. It wuz eeven maed into "Braille"; which is th raezd printing that bliend children red with thaer finggers. But never has it been given to us in so atraktiv a form as in this book. It has happened that aulmoest all th children in th wurld noe this poeem. How fue of them noe any Hebrew!

Every Christmas Eve th yung men studying to be ministers at th Jeneral Theolojikal Seminarry, Nue York Sity, put a holy reeth around Dr. Moore's pikcher, which is on th waul of thaer diening-room. Whi? Because he gaev th ground on which th Jeneral Theolojikal Seminarry stands? Because he roet a Hebrew Dikshonaery? No. Thae do it because he wuz th author of "A Vizit from St. Nicholas."

Moest of th children probably noe th wurds of th poeem. Thae ar oeld. But th pikchers that Mis Jessie Willcox Smith has paented for this edishon of it ar nue. All th children, probably, hav seen uther pikchers paented by Mis Smith, shoeing children at uther seezons of th yeer. How much thae wil enjoy luuking at thees pikchers, shoeing children on that niet that all children liek best,—Christmas Eve!

E. McC.

[Pg 005]

Saying her Prayers

[Pg 006]

 T wuz th niet befor Christmas, when all thru th hous
Not a creecher wuz sturing, not eeven a mous;
Th stokings wer hung by th chimny with caer
In hoeps that St. Nicholas soon wuud be thaer;

Sleeping Mouse

[Pg 007]

Stockings in the Fireplace

[Pg 008]

 The children wer nesld all snug in thaer beds,
Whiel vizhons of sugar-plums danst in thaer heds;
And maama in her curchif, and I in mi cap,
Had just setld our braens for a long winter's nap,

[Pg 009]

The children were nestled

[Pg 010]

 When out on th laun thaer aroez such a clater,
I sprang from th bed to see whut wuz th mater.
Away to th windo I floo liek a flash,
Tore oepen th shutters and throo up th sash.

[Pg 011]

He sprang from the bed

[Pg 012]

 The moon on th breast of th nue-faulen sno
Gaev th lustre of mid-dae to objekts beloe,
When, whut to mi wundering ies should apeer,
But a miniacher slae, and aet tieny raendeer,

[Pg 013]

what to my wondering eyes should appear

[Pg 014]

Flying Birds
Flying Birds

 With a litl oeld driever, so lievly and qik,
I knew in a moement it must be St. Nik.
Mor rapid than eegls' his coursers thae caem,
And he whisld, and shouted, and called them by naem:

Flying Birds

[Pg 015]

Fig. 103

 Now, Dasher! now, Danser! now, Pranser and Vixsen!
On, Comet! on, Cuepid! on, Donder and Blitzen!
To th top of th porch! to th top of th waul!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

[Pg 016]

Reindeer sleigh on the roof

[Pg 017]

Reindeer sleigh on the roof

[Pg 018]

Blustering leaves
Blustering leaves

 As dri leevs that befor th wield hurricane fli,
When thae meet with an obstakl, mount to th ski;
So up to th hous-top th coursers thae floo,
With th slae fuul of Toys, and St. Nicholas too.

[Pg 019]

Blustering leaves
Blustering leaves

 And then, in a twinkling, I hurd on th roof
Th pransing and pawing of eech litl huuf.
As I droo in mi hed, and wuz turning around,
Doun th chimny St. Nicholas caem with a bound.

[Pg 020]

 He wuz drest all in fur, from his hed to his fuut,
And his cloeths wer all tarnisht with ashes and suut;
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his bak,
And he luukt liek a peddler just oepening his pak.

[Pg 021]

He looked like a peddler

[Pg 022]

 His ies—how thae twinkled! his dimpls how merry!
His cheeks wer liek roezes, his noez liek a cherry!
His droel litl mouth wuz drawn up liek a boe,
And th beard of his chin wuz as whiet as th sno;

[Pg 023]

The beard of his chin was as white as the snow

[Pg 024]

 The stump of a piep he held tight in his teeth,
And th smoek it encircled his hed liek a reeth;
He had a braud faess and a litl round bely,
That shuuk when he laft, liek a bowlful of jely.

[Pg 025]

He had a broad face and a little round belly

[Pg 026]

 He wuz chuby and plump, a riet joly oeld elf,
And I laft when I saw him, in spiet of mieself;
A wink of his ie and a twist of his hed,
Soon gaev me to noe I had nuthing to dred;

[Pg 027]

He filled all the stockings

[Pg 028]

 He spoek not a wurd, but went straet to his wurk,
And fild all th stokings; then turnd with a jurk,
And laeing his fingger asied of his noez,
And giving a nod, up th chimny he roez;

[Pg 029]

up the chimney he rose

[Pg 030]

 He sprang to his slae, to his teem gaev a whisl,
And away thae all floo liek th doun of a thisl.
But I hurd him exclaem, ere he droev out of siet,
"Hapy Christmas to all, and to all a guud-niet."

[Pg 031]

he drove out of sight

[Pg 032]

Little bear
end cover

End of th Projekt Gutenberg EBook of Twas th Niet befor Christmas
by Clement C. Moore


***** This fiel should be naemd 17135-h.htm or *****
This and all asoeshiaeted fiels of vaerius formats wil be found in:

Produced by Janet Blenkinship, Suzanne Shel and th Onlien
Distributed Proofreading Teem at

Updaeted edishons wil replaess th preevius wun--th oeld edishons
wil be re-naemd.

Creaeting th wurks from public doemaen print edishons means that no
wun oens a Uenieted Staets copyriet in thees wurks, so th Foundaeshon
(and U!) can copy and distribute it in th Uenieted Staets without
permishon and without paying copyriet royaltys.  Speshal rools,
set forth in th Jeneral Turms of Uez part of this liesenss, aplie to
copying and distributing Projekt Gutenberg-tm elektronik wurks to
protect th Projekt GUTENBERG-tm consept and trademark.  Projekt
Gutenberg is a rejisterd trademark, and mae not be uezd if U
charj for th eBooks, unles U reseev specific permishon.  If U
do not charj anything for copys of this eBook, complying with th
rools is verry eezy.  U mae uez this eBook for neerly any purpos
such as creaeshon of derivativ wurks, reports, performances and
resurch.  Thae mae be modified and printing and given away--U mae do
praktikaly ANYTHING with public doemaen eBooks.  Re-distribueshon is
subjekt to th trademark liesenss, especially comurshal

*** START: Fuul Liesenss ***

Th Fuul Projekt GUTENBERG Liesenss

To protect th Projekt Gutenberg-tm mishon of promoeting th free
distribution of elektronik wurks, by uezing or distributing this wurk
(or any uther wurk asoeshiaeted in any wae with th phrase "Projekt
Gutenberg"), U agree to comply with all th turms of th Fuul Projekt
Gutenberg-tm Liesenss (available with this fiel or onlien at

Sekshon 1.  Jeneral Turms of Uez and Re-distribueting Projekt Gutenberg-tm
elektronik wurks

1.A.  By reeding or uezing any part of this Projekt Gutenberg-tm
elektronik wurk, U indicaet that U hav red, understand, agree to
and accept all th turms of this liesenss and intelekchual property
(trademark/copyriet) agreement.  If U do not agree to abied by all
th turms of this agreement, U must seess uezing and return or destroy
all copys of Projekt Gutenberg-tm elektronik wurks in yuur possession.
If U paed a fee for obtaening a copy of or access to a Projekt
Gutenberg-tm elektronik wurk and U do not agree to be bound by th
turms of this agreement, U mae obtaen a reefund from th purson or
entity to hoom U paed th fee as set forth in parragraf 1.E.8.

1.B.  "Projekt Gutenberg" is a rejisterd trademark.  It mae oenly be
uezd on or asoeshiaeted in any wae with an elektronik wurk by peepl hoo
agree to be bound by th turms of this agreement.  Thaer ar a fue
things that U can do with moest Projekt Gutenberg-tm elektronik wurks
eeven without complying with th fuul turms of this agreement.  See
parragraf 1.C beloe.  Thaer ar a lot of things U can do with Projekt
Gutenberg-tm elektronik wurks if U folo th turms of this agreement
and help prezurv free fuecher access to Projekt Gutenberg-tm elektronik
wurks.  See parragraf 1.E beloe.

1.C.  Th Projekt Gutenberg Literaery Archive Foundaeshon ("th Foundaeshon"
or PGLAF), oens a compilaeshon copyriet in th colekshon of Projekt
Gutenberg-tm elektronik wurks.  Neerly all th indivijual wurks in th
colekshon ar in th public doemaen in th Uenieted Staets.  If an
indivijual wurk is in th public doemaen in th Uenieted Staets and U ar
loecaeted in th Uenieted Staets, we do not claem a riet to prevent U from
copying, distributing, performing, displaeing or creaeting derivativ
wurks baest on th wurk as long as all referenses to Projekt Gutenberg
ar remoovd.  Of corss, we hoep that U wil suport th Projekt
Gutenberg-tm mishon of promoeting free access to elektronik wurks by
freely shaering Projekt Gutenberg-tm wurks in compliance with th turms of
this agreement for keeping th Projekt Gutenberg-tm naem asoeshiaeted with
th wurk.  U can eezily comply with th turms of this agreement by
keeping this wurk in th saem format with its attached fuul Projekt
Gutenberg-tm Liesenss when U shaer it without charj with others.

1.D.  Th copyriet laws of th plaess whaer U ar loecaeted aulso guvern
whut U can do with this wurk.  Copyriet laws in moest cuntrys ar in
a constant staet of chaenj.  If U ar outsied th Uenieted Staets, chek
th laws of yuur cuntry in adishon to th turms of this agreement
befor downloading, copying, displaeing, performing, distributing or
creaeting derivativ wurks baest on this wurk or any uther Projekt
Gutenberg-tm wurk.  Th Foundaeshon maeks no reprezentaeshons concerning
th copyriet status of any wurk in any cuntry outsied th Uenieted

1.E.  Unles U hav remoovd all referenses to Projekt Gutenberg:

1.E.1.  Th foloeing sentenss, with aktiv links to, or uther imeediat
access to, th fuul Projekt Gutenberg-tm Liesenss must apeer prominently
whenever any copy of a Projekt Gutenberg-tm wurk (any wurk on which th
phrase "Projekt Gutenberg" apeers, or with which th phrase "Projekt
Gutenberg" is asoeshiaeted) is accessed, displaed, performed, vued,
copyd or distributed:

This eBook is for th uez of anyone anywhere at no cost and with
aulmoest no restrikshons whot-so-ever.  U mae copy it, giv it away or
re-uez it under th turms of th Projekt Gutenberg Liesenss inclooded
with this eBook or onlien at

1.E.2.  If an indivijual Projekt Gutenberg-tm elektronik wurk is derievd
from th public doemaen (duz not contain a noetis indicaeting that it is
poested with permishon of th copyriet hoelder), th wurk can be copyd
and distributed to anyone in th Uenieted Staets without paying any fees
or charjes.  If U ar re-distribueting or providing access to a wurk
with th phrase "Projekt Gutenberg" asoeshiaeted with or apeering on th
wurk, U must comply eether with th reqierments of parragrafs 1.E.1
thru 1.E.7 or obtaen permishon for th uez of th wurk and th
Projekt Gutenberg-tm trademark as set forth in parragrafs 1.E.8 or

1.E.3.  If an indivijual Projekt Gutenberg-tm elektronik wurk is poested
with th permishon of th copyriet hoelder, yuur uez and distribution
must comply with boeth parragrafs 1.E.1 thru 1.E.7 and any adishonal
turms impoezd by th copyriet hoelder.  Adishonal turms wil be linkt
to th Projekt Gutenberg-tm Liesenss for all wurks poested with th
permishon of th copyriet hoelder found at th begining of this wurk.

1.E.4.  Do not unlink or detach or remoov th fuul Projekt Gutenberg-tm
Liesenss turms from this wurk, or any fiels containing a part of this
wurk or any uther wurk asoeshiaeted with Projekt Gutenberg-tm.

1.E.5.  Do not copy, displae, perform, distribute or re-distribuet this
elektronik wurk, or any part of this elektronik wurk, without
prominently displaeing th sentenss set forth in parragraf 1.E.1 with
aktiv links or imeediat access to th fuul turms of th Projekt
Gutenberg-tm Liesenss.

1.E.6.  U mae convurt to and distribute this wurk in any binary,
comprest, markt up, nonproprietary or proprietary form, inclooding any
wurd processing or hypertext form.  However, if U provide access to or
distribute copys of a Projekt Gutenberg-tm wurk in a format uther than
"Plaen Vanilla ASCII" or uther format uezd in th ofishal vurzhon
poested on th ofishal Projekt Gutenberg-tm web siet (,
U must, at no adishonal cost, fee or expense to th uezer, provide a
copy, a means of exporting a copy, or a means of obtaening a copy upon
reqest, of th wurk in its orijinal "Plaen Vanilla ASCII" or uther
form.  Any aulternat format must inclood th fuul Projekt Gutenberg-tm
Liesenss as spesified in parragraf 1.E.1.

1.E.7.  Do not charj a fee for access to, vueing, displaeing,
performing, copying or distributing any Projekt Gutenberg-tm wurks
unles U comply with parragraf 1.E.8 or 1.E.9.

1.E.8.  U mae charj a reezonabl fee for copys of or providing
access to or distributing Projekt Gutenberg-tm elektronik wurks provided

- U pae a royalty fee of 20% of th groess profits U deriev from
     th uez of Projekt Gutenberg-tm wurks calcuelaeted uezing th method
     U aulredy uez to calcuelaet yuur aplicabl taxes.  Th fee is
     oed to th oener of th Projekt Gutenberg-tm trademark, but he
     has agreed to doenaet royaltys under this parragraf to th
     Projekt Gutenberg Literaery Archive Foundaeshon.  Royalty paements
     must be paed within 60 daes foloeing eech daet on which U
     prepaer (or ar leegaly reqierd to prepaer) yuur periodic tax
     returns.  Royalty paements should be cleerly markt as such and
     sent to th Projekt Gutenberg Literaery Archive Foundaeshon at th
     adres spesified in Sekshon 4, "Informaeshon about doenaeshons to
     th Projekt Gutenberg Literaery Archive Foundaeshon."

- U provide a fuul reefund of any muny paed by a uezer hoo noetifies
     U in rieting (or by e-mael) within 30 daes of reseet that s/he
     duz not agree to th turms of th fuul Projekt Gutenberg-tm
     Liesenss.  U must reqier such a uezer to return or
     destroy all copys of th wurks possessed in a physical meedium
     and discontinue all uez of and all access to uther copys of
     Projekt Gutenberg-tm wurks.

- U provide, in accordance with parragraf 1.F.3, a fuul reefund of any
     muny paed for a wurk or a replaesment copy, if a defekt in th
     elektronik wurk is discuverd and reported to U within 90 daes
     of reseet of th wurk.

- U comply with all uther turms of this agreement for free
     distribution of Projekt Gutenberg-tm wurks.

1.E.9.  If U wish to charj a fee or distribute a Projekt Gutenberg-tm
elektronik wurk or groop of wurks on diferent turms than ar set
forth in this agreement, U must obtaen permishon in rieting from
boeth th Projekt Gutenberg Literaery Archive Foundaeshon and Michael
Hart, th oener of th Projekt Gutenberg-tm trademark.  Contact th
Foundaeshon as set forth in Sekshon 3 beloe.


1.F.1.  Projekt Gutenberg volunteers and employees expend considerabl
efort to iedentifi, do copyriet resurch on, transcrieb and proofread
public doemaen wurks in creaeting th Projekt Gutenberg-tm
colekshon.  Despiet thees eforts, Projekt Gutenberg-tm elektronik
wurks, and th meedium on which thae mae be stord, mae contain
"Defekts," such as, but not limited to, incompleet, inacuerat or
corupt daeta, transcripshon errors, a copyriet or uther intelekchual
property infrinjment, a defektiv or damejd disk or uther meedium, a
compueter vierus, or compueter coeds that damej or cannot be red by
yuur eqipment.

1.F.2.  LIMITED Woranty, Disclaemer OF Damejes - Exsept for th "Riet
of Replaesment or Reefund" descriebd in parragraf 1.F.3, th Projekt
Gutenberg Literaery Archive Foundaeshon, th oener of th Projekt
Gutenberg-tm trademark, and any uther party distributing a Projekt
Gutenberg-tm elektronik wurk under this agreement, disclaem all
lieability to U for damejes, costs and expenses, inclooding leegal
fees.  U AGREE THAT U Hav NO Remedys FOR Neglijenss, Strikt
Lieability, BREACH OF Woranty OR BREACH OF Contrakt Exsept Thoes
PROVIDED IN Parragraf F3.  U AGREE THAT Th Foundaeshon, Th
Lieabl TO U FOR Akchual, Direkt, Indirekt, CONSEQUENTIAL, Puenitiv OR
INCIDENTAL Damejes Eeven IF U Giv Noetis OF Th Posibility OF SUCH

1.F.3.  LIMITED Riet OF Replaesment OR Reefund - If U discuver a
defekt in this elektronik wurk within 90 daes of reseeving it, U can
reseev a reefund of th muny (if any) U paed for it by sending a
riten explanaeshon to th purson U reseevd th wurk from.  If U
reseevd th wurk on a physical meedium, U must return th meedium with
yuur riten explanaeshon.  Th purson or entity that provided U with
th defektiv wurk mae elekt to provide a replaesment copy in loo of a
reefund.  If U reseevd th wurk elektronikaly, th purson or entity
providing it to U mae chooz to giv U a second oportuenity to
reseev th wurk elektronikaly in loo of a reefund.  If th second copy
is aulso defektiv, U mae demand a reefund in rieting without further
oportuenitys to fix th problem.

1.F.4.  Exsept for th limited riet of replaesment or reefund set forth
in parragraf 1.F.3, this wurk is provided to U 'AS-IS', WITH NO Uther
Worantys OF ANY Kiend, Expres OR IMPLIED, Inclooding BUT NOT LIMITED TO

1.F.5.  Sum staets do not alow disclaemers of surten implied
worantys or th excloozhon or limitaeshon of surten tieps of damejes.
If any disclaemer or limitaeshon set forth in this agreement vieolaets th
law of th staet aplicabl to this agreement, th agreement shal be
inturpreted to maek th maxsimum disclaemer or limitaeshon permited by
th aplicabl staet law.  Th invalidity or unenforceability of any
provision of this agreement shal not void th remaening provisions.

1.F.6.  INDEMNITY - U agree to indemifi and hoeld th Foundaeshon, th
trademark oener, any agent or employee of th Foundaeshon, anyone
providing copys of Projekt Gutenberg-tm elektronik wurks in accordance
with this agreement, and any volunteers asoeshiaeted with th produkshon,
promoeshon and distribution of Projekt Gutenberg-tm elektronik wurks,
harmles from all lieability, costs and expenses, inclooding leegal fees,
that ariez direktly or indirektly from any of th foloeing which U do
or cauz to ocur: (a) distribution of this or any Projekt Gutenberg-tm
wurk, (b) aulteraeshon, modificaeshon, or additions or deleeshons to any
Projekt Gutenberg-tm wurk, and (c) any Defekt U cauz.

Sekshon  2.  Informaeshon about th Mishon of Projekt Gutenberg-tm

Projekt Gutenberg-tm is synonymous with th free distribution of
elektronik wurks in formats reedabl by th wiedest varieety of compueters
inclooding obsoleet, oeld, midl-aejd and nue compueters.  It exists
because of th eforts of hundreds of volunteers and doenaeshons from
peepl in all wauks of lief.

Volunteers and fienanshal suport to provide volunteers with th
asistanss thae need, is critikal to reeching Projekt Gutenberg-tm's
goels and ensuring that th Projekt Gutenberg-tm colekshon wil
remaen freely available for jeneraeshons to cum.  In 2001, th Projekt
Gutenberg Literaery Archive Foundaeshon wuz creaeted to provide a secuer
and purmanent fuecher for Projekt Gutenberg-tm and fuecher jeneraeshons.
To lurn mor about th Projekt Gutenberg Literaery Archive Foundaeshon
and how yuur eforts and doenaeshons can help, see Sekshons 3 and 4
and th Foundaeshon web paej at

Sekshon 3.  Informaeshon about th Projekt Gutenberg Literaery Archive

Th Projekt Gutenberg Literaery Archive Foundaeshon is a non profit
501(c)(3) ejucaeshonal corporaeshon organiezd under th laws of th
staet of Mississippi and granted tax exempt status by th Inturnal
Revenue Survis.  Th Foundaeshon's EIN or federal tax iedentificaeshon
number is 64-6221541.  Its 501(c)(3) leter is poested at  Contributions to th Projekt Gutenberg
Literaery Archive Foundaeshon ar tax deductible to th fuul extent
permited by U.S. federal laws and yuur staet's laws.

Th Foundaeshon's prinsipal ofis is loecaeted at 4557 Melan Dr. S.
Fairbanks, AK, 99712., but its volunteers and employees ar scaterd
thru-out nuemerus loecaeshons.  Its business ofis is loecaeted at
809 North 1500 West, Sault Laek Sity, UT 84116, (801) 596-1887, email  Email contact links and up to daet contact
informaeshon can be found at th Foundaeshon's web siet and ofishal
paej at

For adishonal contact informaeshon:
     Dr. Gregory B. Newby
     Cheef Executive and Direktor

Sekshon 4.  Informaeshon about Doenaeshons to th Projekt Gutenberg
Literaery Archive Foundaeshon

Projekt Gutenberg-tm depends upon and cannot serviev without wied
spred public suport and doenaeshons to carry out its mishon of
increesing th number of public doemaen and liesenst wurks that can be
freely distributed in masheen reedabl form accessible by th wiedest
arae of eqipment inclooding outdaeted eqipment.  Meny small doenaeshons
($1 to $5,000) ar particularly important to maentaering tax exempt
status with th IRS.

Th Foundaeshon is comited to complying with th laws reguelaeting
charritys and charritabl doenaeshons in all 50 staets of th Uenieted
Staets.  Compliance reqierments ar not ueniform and it taeks a
considerabl efort, much paperwork and meny fees to meet and keep up
with thees reqierments.  We do not solisit doenaeshons in loecaeshons
whaer we hav not reseevd riten confermaeshon of compliance.  To
SEND Doenaeshons or deturmin th status of compliance for any
particular staet vizit

Whiel we cannot and do not solisit contributions from staets whaer we
hav not met th solisitaeshon reqierments, we noe of no prohibition
against accepting unsolicited doenaeshons from doenors in such staets hoo
approach us with ofers to doenaet.

Internashonal doenaeshons ar graetfuly accepted, but we cannot maek
any statements concerning tax treatment of doenaeshons reseevd from
outsied th Uenieted Staets.  U.S. laws aloen swamp our small staf.

Pleez chek th Projekt Gutenberg Web paejes for curent doenaeshon
methods and adreses.  Doenaeshons ar accepted in a number of uther
waes inclooding inclooding cheks, onlien paements and credit card
doenaeshons.  To doenaet, pleez vizit:

Sekshon 5.  Jeneral Informaeshon About Projekt Gutenberg-tm elektronik

Professor Michael S. Hart wuz th orijinaetor of th Projekt Gutenberg-tm
consept of a liebraery of elektronik wurks that cuud be freely shaerd
with anyone.  For thurty yeers, he produced and distributed Projekt
Gutenberg-tm eBooks with oenly a looss netwurk of volunteer suport.

Projekt Gutenberg-tm eBooks ar ofen creaeted from several printing
edishons, all of which ar confurmd as Public Doemaen in th U.S.
unles a copyriet noetis is inclooded.  Thus, we do not nesesaerily
keep eBooks in compliance with any particular paeper edishon.

Moest peepl start at our Web siet which has th maen PG surch facility:

This Web siet incloods informaeshon about Projekt Gutenberg-tm,
inclooding how to maek doenaeshons to th Projekt Gutenberg Literaery
Archive Foundaeshon, how to help produce our nue eBooks, and how to
subscribe to our email nuezleter to heer about nue eBooks.

*** END: Fuul Liesenss ***