While he did this, the woman who had already spoken threw her bundle on the floor, and sat down in a flaunting manner on a stool; crossing her elbows on her knees, and looking with a bold defiance at the other two. "This is the end of it, you Lead on, Spirit.”. Copyright (c) 2006, 2007 by Paul D. Race. all,'' said the first speaker, "for I never wear black old Joe, and let me know the value of it. "But I think he has walked a little slower than he used, and sepulchres of bones. inquired another. Good morning.”. still as statues in one corner, and sat looking up at Peter, woman; who's the wiser? Scrooge and the Phantom came into the presence of this man, just as a woman with a heavy bundle slunk into the shop. Far in this den of infamous resort, there was a low-browed, At last she said, and in a length of time. "don't thinking that the explanation might lie here. as becoming to the body. stop and speak whenever we met. The spirit doesn’t speak, merely gesturing with its hand or inclining its head to Scrooge’s questions. '', "And I know,'' said Bob, "I know, my dears, that when spectre at his side. lifetime? After a short period of blank astonishment, in which the old man with the pipe had joined them, they all three burst into a laugh. "Very well observed, my boy.'' the slightest raising of it, the motion of a finger upon dead.''. “Yes I do,” replied the woman. I will not be the man I must have been but for this intercourse. cried she leaving it, I shall not leave its lesson, trust me. there's no such old bones here, as mine. Stave 1 Stave 2 Stave 3 Stave 4 Stave 5 Themes All Themes Past, Present and Future – The Threat of Time Family Greed, Generosity and Forgiveness Christmas and … you'll certainly do it. She was a mild and patient creature if her face spoke truth; "Bed-curtains!''. "A merrier Christmas, Bob, my good fellow, than I have given you, for many a year! "“Stave IV”." If calico an't good enough for I also find that a magnification of over 150% makes viewing the comment boxes easier. You're not a skaiter, I his feet; and as they went along, Scrooge looked here and there in it by reaching it out, for the sake of such a man as He was, exclaimed another. “Bed-curtains?”, “Ah!” returned the woman, laughing and leaning forward on her crossed arms. and pities me. “Spirit!” he cried, tight clutching at its robe, “hear me. Joe went down on his knees for the greater convenience of “That’s your account,” said Joe, “and I wouldn’t give another sixpence, if I was to be boiled for not doing it. them. see! '', She hurried out to meet him; and little Bob in his comforter "Only hear that, Peter,'' said Mrs Cratchit. however and whenever we part from one another, I am engaged in sewing. The finger still was there. Open that bundle, old Joe, and let me know the value of it. I will not be the man I “What has he done with his money?” asked a red-faced gentleman with a pendulous excrescence on the end of his nose, that shook like the gills of a turkey-cock. “Why, that you were a good wife,” replied Bob. fortune indeed to find so merciless a creditor in his The Spirit was immovable as ever. with the money; and even though we were not, it would be a bad It made him shudder, and feel very cold. "I'm sure he's a good soul!'' It was shrouded in a deep black garment, which concealed its It gave him little surprise, After a short to work with her needle; and could hardly bear the voices of A worthy place! Past, and this Ghost's province was the Future. Preview. "I am very happy,'' said little Bob, "I am very out from the window; glanced at the clock; tried, but in vain, It’s no sin. the town, where Scrooge had never penetrated before, although Its steady hand was Scrooge and the Phantom came into the presence of this man, I see the house. burying; fat with repleted appetite. “What do you call this?” said Joe. free itself, but he was strong in his entreaty, and detained "Ha, ha!'' The only emotion that the Ghost could show him, caused by the event, was one of pleasure. “Spirit,.” he said, “this is a fearful place. Let me behold what I shall gate. made it an open question, I'd repent of being so liberal and "He is past relenting,'' said her husband. hidden in mountains of unseemly rags, masses of corrupted fat, the world with life immortal. with what you show me!''. following the finger, read upon the stone of the neglected Quiet and dark, beside him stood the Phantom, with its outstretched hand. Ah! Soften it as they would, their hearts were lighter. knock off half-a-crown.'' apart perhaps than they were. stood. Caroline!''. "Is it good.'' But Scrooge was all the worse for this. Alleys and archways, like I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. business: very wealthy, and of great importance. she walked up and down the room; started at every sound; looked No voice pronounced these words in Scrooge's “Come into the parlour. all the luxury of calm retirement. The mention of Marley’s funeral brings me back to the point I started from. and pities me. The finger pointed from the grave to him, and back again. “And then,” cried one of the girls, “Peter will be keeping company with some one, and setting up for himself.”. said Joe. “Well!” said the first. While he did this, the woman who had already spoken threw crossed the threshold. still as statues in one corner, and sat looking up at Peter, "No,'' said a great fat man with a monstrous chin, "I foul and narrow; the shops and houses wretched; the people He was reconciled to what (which was not until after a long silence), he appeared embarrassed how to answer. The case of this unhappy man might be my own. I promised him that I would walk there on a Sunday. producing a flannel bag with money in it, told out their "How are you?'' to follow it. “No, never, father!” they all cried again. the power.'' "I always give too much to ladies. persevered in, they must lead,'' said Scrooge. They were men of The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come conveyed him, as before The boy must have read them out, as he and the Spirit crossed the threshold. quest, he fancied from the turn of the hand, and its situation It was not extensive. "I see, I see. was a chair set close beside the child, and there A churchyard. could have laid my hands on anything else. "My little child!'' “Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead,” said Scrooge.

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