The good thing about Christmas #2『A Christmas Mistake』

A Christmas Mistake (Learn Japanese by reading stories)

Keith, the oldest boy, was coiled up on the sofa calmly working out some algebra problems, quite oblivious to the noise around him.

A Christmas Mistake

subject with particle: ちょうなんの・キースが
dictionary form predicate: べんきょう・する

But he looked up from his slate, with his pencil suspended above an obstinate equation, to declaim with a flourish:

A Christmas Mistake

subject: かれが
predicate: ねつべん・する
modifier: べんきょうの・てをとめて

"Christmas comes but once a year, And then Mother wishes it wasn't here."

A Christmas Mistake

subject: かあさんは
predicate: きらい
modifier: クリスマスが

"I don't, then," said Gordon, son number two, who was preparing his own noon lunch of bread and molasses at the table, and making an atrocious mess of crumbs and sugary syrup over everything.

A Christmas Mistake

subject: わたしは
predicate: すき
modifier: クリスマスが

subject: じなんの・ゴードンが
predicate: つくる
modifier: まずそうな・りょうりを

"I know one thing to be thankful for, and that is that there'll be no school.

A Christmas Mistake

subject: がっこうが
predicate: やすみ

We'll have a whole week of holidays."

A Christmas Mistake

subject: わたしたちは
predicate: うけとる
modifier: いっしゅうかんの・やすみを

Gordon was noted for his aversion to school and his affection for holidays.

A Christmas Mistake

subject: ゴードンは
predicate: きらい
modifier: がっこうが

Reference : Short Stories by L. M. Montgomery(project gutenberg)
Japanese grammar and condensed translation