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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Stave 5 The End Of It

STAVE V: THE END OF IT

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 all Three shall strive within me. Oh Jacob Marley!…

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Stave 4 The Last of the Three Spirits

STAVE IV: THE LAST OF THE SPIRITS

THE Phantom slowly, gravely, silently, approached. When it came near him, 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 one outstretched hand. But for this…

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Stave 3 The Second of the Three Spirits

STAVE III: THE SECOND OF THE THREE SPIRITS

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 holding a conference with the second messenger…

Some Days It Doesn’t Pay To Get Out Of Bed

I travel almost 100 miles each day I go to and from work. I’ve never had an accident. Today I’m off work and I drove the 5 minutes to the local Wal-Mart. I had an accident.

It was such a minor thing its ridiculous. I was pulling into a parking space, I miss-judged it and pulled back to adjust my position. At which point the truck in the space next to…

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Stave 2 The First of the Three Spirits

STAVE II: THE FIRST OF THE THREE SPIRITS

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 his great astonishment the heavy bell went…

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