A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others

A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others
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A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others
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Dickens, C. : A Christmas CarolSangster, M. E. : The Christmas BabeCorning, Mrs. W. H. : A Western ChristmasBacheller, I. : Joe's Search for Santa ClausSchayer, J. : Angela's Christmas, and The first Puritan Christmas TreeButterworth, H. : First New England ChristmasDickens, C. : The ChimesRedmond, C. : Billy's Santa Claus ExperienceStowe, Mrs. H. B. : Christmas in PoganucMolesworth, Mrs. : The Christmas Princess, and Widow Townsend's VisitorWilcox, E. W. : The Old Man's ChristmasDickens, C. : The Christmas GoblinMead, C. H. : The Song of the StarCollingwood, H. W. : Indian Pete's Christmas Gift, and My Christmas DinnerDickens, C. : The Poor Traveler, and The Legend of the Christmas TreeEwing, 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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