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“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens | Chapter 5 – The End of it

Posted: December 1, 2009 at 11:35 am   /   Local, Off the Wall

Yes! and the bedpost was his own. The bed was his own, the room was his own. Best and happiest of all, the time before him was his own, to make amends in! “I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future!” Scrooge repeated, as he scrambled out of bed. “The Spirits of […]

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“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens | Chapter 4 – The Last of the Spirits

Posted: December 1, 2009 at 11:34 am   /   Local, Off the Wall

The Phantom slowly, gravely, silently approached. When it came, Scrooge bent down upon his knee; for in the very air through which this Spirit moved it seemed to scatter gloom and mystery. It was shrouded in a deep black garment, which concealed its head, its face, its form, and left nothing of it visible save […]

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“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens | Chapter 3 – The Second of the Three Spirits

Posted: December 1, 2009 at 11:32 am   /   Local, Off the Wall

Awaking in the middle of a prodigiously tough snore, and sitting up in bed to get his thoughts together, Scrooge had no occasion to be told that the bell was again upon the stroke of One. He felt that he was restored to consciousness in the right nick of time, for the especial purpose of […]

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“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens | Chapter 2 – The First of the Three Spirits

Posted: December 1, 2009 at 11:28 am   /   Local, Off the Wall

When Scrooge awoke, it was so dark, that looking out of bed, he could scarcely distinguish the transparent window from the opaque walls of his chamber. He was endeavouring to pierce the darkness with his ferret eyes, when the chimes of a neighbouring church struck the four quarters. So he listened for the hour. To […]

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“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens | Chapter 1 – Marley’s Ghost

Posted: December 1, 2009 at 11:25 am   /   Local, Off the Wall

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 […]

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Read “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens Online

Posted: December 1, 2009 at 11:22 am   /   Local, Off the Wall

Preface I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it. Their faithful Friend and Servant, C.D. […]

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A Christmas Carol – HD Trailer

Posted: September 13, 2009 at 6:34 pm   /   Local, Movie News, Movie Trailers

Well, with this latest trailer of Robert Zemekis’s take on the popular Dickens’s novel, A Christmas Carol, my hopes came crashing down.¬† As a bit of a literature buff I have been waiting for a solid adaptation of my favorite Christmas story ever. What better story of redemption is there than that of Ebenezer Scrooge? […]

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