His clerk, Bob Cratchit, shivers in the anteroom because Scrooge refuses to spend money on heating coals for a fire. I am behind my time. Mine occupies me constantly. But how much greater was his horror when, the phantom taking off the bandage round its head, as if it were too warm to wear in-doors, its lower jaw dropped down upon its breast!
The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice.
So A Merry Christmas, uncle! Why did he not go on? Not to know that any Christian spirit working kindly in its little sphere, whatever it may be, will find its mortal life too short for its vast The spirits in a christmas carol of usefulness. If you had fallen up against him, as some of them did, and stood there, he would have made a feint of endeavoring to seize you, which would have been an reply to affront to your understanding, and would instantly have sidled off in the direction of the plump sister.
It was done in a minute. He hates Christmas as a " humbug " and subjects his clerk, Bob Cratchitto grueling hours and low pay of only 15 shillings on a normal week giving him Christmas Day off with pay, begrudgingly and considering it like being pickpocketed, solely due to social custom.
Eked out by apple-sauce and mashed potatoes, it was a sufficient dinner for the whole family; indeed, as Mrs. With an ill-will Scrooge dismounted from his stool, and tacitly admitted the fact to the expectant clerk in the Tank, who instantly snuffed his candle out, and put on his hat.
Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it. Scrooge fell upon his knees, and clasped his hands before his face. He is so cold to the season of giving that his book-keeping staff, including loyal employee Bob Cratchit Kermit the Froghas to plead with him just to have the day off work during Christmas by pointing out that Scrooge would have no customers on the holiday and that it would waste coal to sit alone in the office.
Heaped upon the floor, to form a kind of throne, were turkeys, geese, game, brawn, great joints of meat, sucking pigs, long wreaths of sausages, mince-pies, plum-puddings, barrels of oysters, red-hot chestnuts, cherry-cheeked apples, juicy oranges, luscious pears, immense twelfth-cakesand great bowls of punch.
If he could have helped it, he and his child would have been farther apart, perhaps, than they were. The ancient tower of a church, whose gruff old bell was always peeping slily down at Scrooge out of a Gothic window in the wall, became invisible, and struck the hours and quarters in the clouds, with tremulous vibrations afterwards, as if its teeth were chattering in its frozen head up there.
His business associates snicker about how it's likely to be a cheap funeral and one associate will go only if lunch is provided; his possessions are stolen and sold by his housekeeperundertakerand laundressand a young couple who owed the man money are relieved he is dead, as they have more time to pay off their debt.
Scrooge and the Phantom came into the presence of this man, just as a woman with a heavy bundle slunk into the shop. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come arrives, appearing as a tall, silent cloaked figure, and takes Scrooge into the future. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were all my business.
These musical sequences never made it to production and were never filmed. Much good it has ever done you! May that be truly said of us, and all of us! The merriment is not shared by Ebenezer Scrooge Michael Cainea surly money-lender who is more interested in profit than celebration.
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