Not a member?     Existing members login below:
Holidays Offer
 

A Christmas Carol


Arti
Marley’s
Ghost
J.
Leech
Ghosts of Departed Usurers ,,
Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball
,,
Scrooge Extinguishes the
Firstof the Three
Spirits
,,
Scrooge’s Third Visitor
,,
Ignorance and Want
,,
The Last of the Spirits
,,
Scrooge and Bob Cratchit
,,
STAVE ONE.
MARLEY’S GHOST.
Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever
about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman,
the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it:
and Scrooge’s name was good upon ’Change, for anything he
chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.
Mind! I don’t mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge,
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. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the
simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the
Country’s done 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. How could it be
st.
Remove