It was the same shape as the Tate Urn.
December 25
Tate returned to the farm with Pierre on Christmas Eve. She still didn't know what she was going to give Pierre. It looked as if she'd be staying up all night to make something. Just past midnight, after Pierre had gone to bed, she heard someone at the back door. Peering out through the lace curtains, she saw Robert setting a large wrapped gift on the back porch. It was the same shape as the Tate Urn, and if she squinted, she could just make out the lettering on the gift tag:

To Pierre, Merry Christmas, from Tate
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Penelope Schenk