A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

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mtextbox By mtextbox Updated Oct 25, 2006

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

STAVE I: 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 otherwise? Scrooge and he were partners for I don't know how many years. Scrooge was his sole executor, his sole admi...

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queenouis queenouis Jul 06, 2014
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queenouis queenouis Jul 06, 2014
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RainijaneEmerton RainijaneEmerton May 25, 2014
NO SWEARING, ANDREILOU! Sorry if I sound stupid, but swearing simply isn't polite. You could have hurt someone's feelings.