A Day No Pigs Would Die

A Christmas Carol – Stave Three: The Second of the Three Spirits

Summary The church clock strikes one, startling Scrooge, who awakes in mid-snore. Glad to be awake, he hopes to confront the second spirit just as it arrives. The echoes of the church bell fade, however, and no ghost appears. Somewhat disappointed, Scrooge waits for 15 minutes after which a bright light begins to stream down …

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A Christmas Carol – Stave Four: The Last of the Spirits

Summary The phantom, a menacing figure clad in a black hooded robe, approaches Scrooge. Scrooge involuntarily kneels before him and asks if he is the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. The phantom does not answer, and Scrooge squirms in terror. Still reeling from the revelatory experiences with the last two spirits, Scrooge pleads with …

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A Christmas Carol – Stave One: Marleys Ghost

Summary On a frigid, foggy Christmas Eve in London, a shrewd, mean-spirited cheapskate named Ebenezer Scrooge works meticulously in his counting-house. Outside the office creaks a little sign reading “Scrooge and Marley”–Jacob Marley, Scrooges business partner, has died seven years previous. Inside the office, Scrooge watches over his clerk, a poor diminutive man named Bob …

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