A Christmas Carol (Enriched Classics) by Charles Dickens PDF

By Charles Dickens

ISBN-10: 1416534784

ISBN-13: 9781416534785

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In this vintage, heart-warming story, 4 ghostly visitors educate invaluable classes to an previous miser. Ebenezer Scrooge, a egocentric, crotchety skinflint, spends his days counting funds and grousing, “Bah Humbug!” Scrooge doesn’t take care of someone except himself. notwithstanding, on Christmas Eve, he's visited through his associate Marley, and the Ghosts of Christmas previous, Christmas current, and yuletide but to come back, who educate him approximately benevolence, charity, and goodwill.

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An old woman seated near the fire, a blanket around her shoulders, looked up. John didn’t move or say anything. ‘Good day to you,’ she said. ’ She raised her eyebrows at that. ‘It is. It is a good spot. ’ ‘Somewhat, I do. I was often with the gypsies near my hatchintan, in Northamptonshire. We had many long nights. They taught me to fiddle their tunes and such. Abraham Smith, and Phoebe. ’ ‘We’re Smiths here, but I don’t know your crew. I haven’t been into that county, or had them here. This is a good spot,’ she raised an arm to gesture at it.

He angled his hat down and skulked under it as they passed, then wondered if that would have made them more or less likely to take him for one of the mad. Wet. Not much stirring. A flicker of wings. Mist between the crooked trees. As he worked the admiral’s garden a robin joined him. It darted forward to needle the earth he’d turned, watching him, waiting, poised on its little thready legs. John saw the throb of a worm by his spade, plucked it up, and threw it at the bird. The robin flew away, flew back, and jabbed at the meal.

He thought that the edge of the world was a day’s walk away, there where the cloud-breeding sky touched the earth at the horizon. He thought that when he got there he would find a deep pit and he would be able to look down into it and see the world’s secrets. Same as he knew he could see heaven in water, a boy on his knees staring into the heavy, flexing surface of the gravel-pit ponds or at a shallow stream flashing over stones. He set off, down into the wide yellow fragrance. The wood he could collect on his return.

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