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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

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Published by Tagenarine Singh
A little reading to help get into the Christmas spirit
A little reading to help get into the Christmas spirit

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Published by: Tagenarine Singh on Dec 17, 2010
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A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
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 A Christmas Carol 
138I have endeavoured in this Ghostly littlebook, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, whichshall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with theseason, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.Their faithful Friend and Servant, C. D.December, 1843.
 A Christmas Carol 
Stave 1: Marley’s Ghost
Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubtwhatever about that. The register of his burial was signedby the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge’s name wasgood upon ‘Change, for anything he chose to put his handto.Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.Mind! I don’t mean to say that I know, of my ownknowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. Butthe wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and myunhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country’sdone for. You will therefore permit me to repeat,emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a door-nail.Scrooge knew he was dead? Of course he did. Howcould it be otherwise? Scrooge and he were partners for Idon’t know how many years. Scrooge was his soleexecutor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his soleresiduary legatee, his sole friend, and sole mourner. Andeven Scrooge was not so dreadfully cut up by the sad
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