Joulun-aatto

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Author: Charles Dickens
Published: 1878
Language: Finnish
Wordcount: 28,722 / 118 pg
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 816
Added to site: 2007.12.26
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Englannin kielestä suomentanut ["A Christmas Carol"] Waldemar Churberg.

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"Kyllä. Kuitenkin", vastasi gentlemani, "minä kernaammin tahtoisin, etteivät ole."

"Totta polkumylly ja köyhäinlaki ovat täydessä voimassa?" kysyi Scrooge.

"Molemmilla on kyllin työtä, Sir."

"Sen johdosta, mitä ensin sanoitte, pelkäsin minä, että ne jostakin syystä olivat seisahtuneet hyödyllisessä vaikutuksessaan", lausui Scrooge. "Hyvin hauskaa, ett'ei niin ole laita."

"Me luulemme, että nämät laitokset peräti niukalta tarjoavat kristillistä ruumiin ja sielun virvoitusta tarvitsevaisten suurelle joukolle", vastasi gentlemani, "ja olemme muutamat yhtyneet kokoomaan rahoja, ostaaksemme köyhille hiukan ruokaa ja juomaa sekä poltoksia. Me valitsemme tämän ajan, koska se on kaikista ajoista semmoinen, jona puute katkerasti tunnetaan ja rikkaus riemuitsee. Paljonko saan kirjoittaa teidän puolestanne?"

"Ei mitään!" vastasi Scrooge.

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