A Christmas Carol: With Numerous Original Illustrations by George T. Tobin

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Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1899 - 122 páginas
 

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A Christmas Carol
Good to finally read the book but this copy has pages missing and a lot of markings...kind of distracting

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Missing pages that show scene at junk shop so check the graphic novel version (also viewable for free) for abbreviated version

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Página 72 - Its tenderness and flavor, size and cheapness, were the themes of universal admiration. Eked out by apple-sauce and mashed potatoes, it was a sufficient dinner for the whole family ; indeed as Mrs. Cratchit said with great delight (surveying one small atom of a bone upon the dish), they hadn't ate it all at last...
Página 7 - Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, and not an hour richer; a time for balancing your books and having every item in 'em through a round dozen of months presented dead against you? If I could work my will," said Scrooge indignantly, "every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas...
Página 7 - No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him. No wind that blew was bitterer than he, no falling snow was more intent upon its purpose, no pelting rain less open to entreaty. Foul weather didn't know where to have him. The heaviest rain, and snow, and hail, and sleet could boast of the advantage over him in only one respect. They often "came down" handsomely and Scrooge never did.
Página 27 - But you were always a good man of business, Jacob," faltered Scrooge, who now began to apply this to himself. "Business!" cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. "Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!
Página 74 - I wish I had him here. I'd give him a piece of my mind to feast upon, and I hope he'd have a good appetite for it.
Página 47 - Every movable was packed off, as if it were dismissed from public life forevermore; the floor was swept and watered, the lamps were trimmed, fuel was heaped upon the fire; and the warehouse was as snug, and warm, and dry, and bright a ballroom as you would desire to see upon a winter's night. In came a fiddler with a...
Página 122 - Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more ; and to Tiny Tim, who did NOT die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any good old city, town or borough, in the good old world.
Página 7 - ... Christmas,' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should ! " " Uncle ! " pleaded the nephew. " Nephew ! " returned the uncle, sternly, " keep Christmas in your own way, and let me keep it in mine.
Página 12 - The owner of one scant young nose, gnawed and mumbled by the hungry cold as bones are gnawed by dogs, stooped down at Scrooge's keyhole to regale him with a Christmas carol ; but at the first sound of " God bless you, merry gentleman ! May nothing you dismay...
Página 48 - Then old Fezziwig stood out to dance with Mrs. Fezziwig. Top couple, too; with a good stiff piece of work cut out for them; three or four and twenty pair of partners; people who were not to be trifled with; people who would dance, and had no notion of walking. But if they had been twice as many—ah, four times — old Fezziwig would have been a match for them, and so would Mrs.

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