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A Christmas Carol

a christmas carol full text

No warmth could warm, no cold could chill him. Scrooge, the Founder of the Feast! He can't look uglier than he did in that one. Stave 5: The End of It Yes! Altogether she was what you would have called provoking, but satisfactory, too. Go and buy it, and tell them to bring it here, that I may give them the direction where to take it. What have you got to sell? The walls and ceiling were so hung with living green, that it looked a perfect grove.

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A Christmas Carol

a christmas carol full text

Your browser does not support JavaScript! Scrooge was not a man to be frightened by echoes. He was at home in five minutes. If he could have helped it, he and his child would have been farther apart, perhaps, than they were. He must have had a steady hand at a trigger who could have got a shot off half so fast. The ways were foul and narrow; the shops and houses wretched; the people half-naked, drunken, slipshod, ugly. What do you say, Topper? He had never dreamed that any walk -- that anything -- could give him so much happiness.

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A Christmas Carol

a christmas carol full text

He knew no more, for the Spirit neither spoke nor moved. But I'll offer to go, if anybody else will. In easy state upon this couch there sat a Giant glorious to see; who bore a glowing torch, in shape not unlike Plenty's horn, and who raised it high to shed its light on Scrooge, as he came peeping round the door. The firm was known as Scrooge and Marley. It's the best he had, and a fine one too. Be here all the earlier.

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A Christmas Carol Full Text

a christmas carol full text

These held the hot stuff from the jug, however, as well as golden goblets would have done; and Bob served it out with beaming looks, while the chestnuts on the fire sputtered and crackled noisily. Every room above, and every cask in the wine-merchant's cellars below, appeared to have a, separate peal of echoes of its own. Assure me that I yet may change these shadows you have shown me by an altered life. This was succeeded by a clanking noise, deep down below, as if some person were dragging a heavy chain over the casks in the wine-merchant's cellar. It is easy to see why the story is used as a cautionary tale, for not everyone will have the benefit of being willed to change by supernatural apparitions—readers must stick with literary and personal examples to instruct them on how to live a good life. It was with great astonishment, and with a strange, inexplicable dread, that, as he looked, he saw this bell begin to swing.


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A Christmas Carol, Stave 4, Full Text

a christmas carol full text

Slowly too, trimming his candle as he went. He was not only very ill, but dying, then. Scrooge had a very small fire, but the clerk's fire was so very much smaller that it looked like one coal. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country's done for. He don't lose much of a dinner. The night is waning fast, and it is precious time to me, I know.

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A Christmas Carol Full Text

a christmas carol full text

He passed the door a dozen times, before he had the courage to go up and knock. Another idol has displaced me; and if it can comfort you in time to come, as I would have tried to do, I have no just cause to grieve. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Not to know that no space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunities misused! They would be done long before Sunday, he said. If he had been, he'd have had somebody to look after him when he was struck with Death, instead of lying gasping out his last there, alone by himself. All information, data, text, and illustrations on this web site are Copyright c 2006, 2007 by Paul D. The leaves of holly, mistletoe, and ivy reflected back the light, as if many little mirrors had been scattered there; and such a mighty blaze went roaring up the chimney, as that petrifaction of a hearth had never known in Scrooge's time, or Marley's, or for many and many a winter season gone.

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A Christmas Carol, Stave 4, Full Text

a christmas carol full text

Sheets and towels, a little wearing apparel, two old-fashioned silver teaspoons, a pair of sugar-tongs, and a few boots. Expect the first to-morrow night, when the bell tolls One. In came the housemaid, with her cousin the baker. He was at home in five minutes. Up Scrooge went, not caring a button for its being very dark. Clear away, my lads, and let's have lots of room here! To proceed to , click. Bob said he didn't believe there ever was such a goose cooked.

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A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens; Stave 1: Marley's Ghost Page 1

a christmas carol full text

Scrooge raised his head speedily, on hearing his own name. My time is nearly gone. He was older now; a man in the prime of life. Best and happiest of all, the Time before him was his own, to make amends in! Say it is thus with what you show me! Will you come and see me. Thus secured against surprise, he took off his , put on his dressing-gown and slippers and his nightcap, and sat down before the very low fire to take his gruel. The timeline of A Christmas Carol is deceptively simple. You have never seen the like of me before! He isn't likely to take cold without 'em.

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A Christmas Carol E

a christmas carol full text

There is no doubt whatever about that. You went to-day, then, Robert? The truth is, that he tried to be smart, as a means of distracting his own attention, and keeping down his horror. The Spirit answered not, but pointed onward with its hand. Sometimes people new to the business called Scrooge Scrooge, and sometimes Marley. Nor could he think of any one immediately connected with himself, to whom he could apply them.


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