A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others

Author: Charles Dickens
Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 89,371 / 255 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.5
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 4,651
Added to site: 2009.02.27
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Origin: gutenberg.org
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Dickens, C. : A Christmas Carol
Sangster, M. E. : The Christmas Babe
Corning, Mrs. W. H. : A Western Christmas
Bacheller, I. : Joe's Search for Santa Claus
Schayer, J. : Angela's Christmas, and The first Puritan Christmas Tree
Butterworth, H. : First New England Christmas
Dickens, C. : The Chimes
Redmond, C. : Billy's Santa Claus Experience
Stowe, Mrs. H. B. : Christmas in Poganuc
Molesworth, Mrs. : The Christmas Princess, and Widow Townsend's Visitor
Wilcox, E. W. : The Old Man's Christmas
Dickens, C. : The Christmas Goblin
Mead, C. H. : The Song of the Star
Collingwood, H. W. : Indian Pete's Christmas Gift, and My Christmas Dinner
Dickens, C. : The Poor Traveler, and The Legend of the Christmas Tree
Ewing, J. H. : The Peace Egg.

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gether. They were succeeded by a clanking noise deep down below, as if some person were dragging a heavy chain over the casks in the wine-merchant's cellar. Scrooge then remembered to have heard that ghosts in haunted houses were described as dragging chains.

The cellar-door flew open with a booming sound, and then he heard the noise much louder, on the floors below; then coming up the stairs; then coming straight toward his door.

"It's humbug still!" said Scrooge. "I won't believe it."

His color changed though, when, without a pause, it came on through the heavy door, and passed into the room before his eyes. Upon its coming in, the dying flame leaped up, as though it cried "I know him! Marley's ghost!" and fell again.

The same face: the very same. The chain he drew was clasped about his middle. It was long and wound about him like a tail; and it was made (for Scrooge observed it closely) of cash-boxes, keys, padlocks, ledgers, deeds, and heavy purses wrought in steel.

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