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The sky was gloomy, and the shortest streets were choked up with a dingy mist, half thawed, half frozen, whose heavier particles descended in a shower of sooty atoms, as if all the chimneys in Great Britain had, by one consent, caught fire, and were blazing away to their dear hearts’ content. The sky was gloomy, and the shortest streets were choked up with a dingy mist, half thawed, half frozen, whose heavier particles descended in a shower of sooty atoms, as if all the chimneys in Great Britain had, by one consent, caught fire, and were blazing away to their dear hearts’ content. DOWNLOAD
Great, round, pot-bellied baskets of chestnuts, shaped like the waistcoats of jolly old gentlemen, lolling at the doors, and tumbling out into the street in their apoplectic opulence. Great, round, pot-bellied baskets of chestnuts, shaped like the waistcoats of jolly old gentlemen, lolling at the doors, and tumbling out into the street in their apoplectic opulence. DOWNLOAD
Ruddy, brown-faced, broad-girthed Spanish Onions, shining in the fatness of their growth like Spanish Friars. Ruddy, brown-faced, broad-girthed Spanish Onions, shining in the fatness of their growth like Spanish Friars. DOWNLOAD
The steeples called good people all, to church and chapel, and away they came, flocking through the streets in their best clothes, and with their gayest faces. The steeples called good people all, to church and chapel, and away they came, flocking through the streets in their best clothes, and with their gayest faces. DOWNLOAD
Slow potatoes bubbling up, knocked loudly at the saucepan-lid to be let out and peeled. Slow potatoes bubbling up, knocked loudly at the saucepan-lid to be let out and peeled. DOWNLOAD
As good as gold, and better. As good as gold, and better. DOWNLOAD
Compounded some hot mixture in a jug with gin and lemons, and stirred it round and round and put it on the hob to simmer. Compounded some hot mixture in a jug with gin and lemons, and stirred it round and round and put it on the hob to simmer. DOWNLOAD
A smell like a washing-day! A smell like a washing-day! DOWNLOAD
Pudding, like a speckled cannon-ball, so hard and firm, blazing in half of half-a-quartern of ignited brandy, and bedight with Christmas holly stuck into the top. Pudding, like a speckled cannon-ball, so hard and firm, blazing in half of half-a-quartern of ignited brandy, and bedight with Christmas holly stuck into the top DOWNLOAD
At Bob Cratchit’s elbow stood the family display of glass. Two tumblers, and a custard-cup without a handle. At Bob Cratchit’s elbow stood the family display of glass. Two tumblers, and a custard-cup without a handle. DOWNLOAD
If these shadows remain unaltered by the Future, the child will die. If these shadows remain unaltered by the Future, the child will die. DOWNLOAD
If he be like to die, he had better do it, and decrease the surplus population. If he be like to die, he had better do it, and decrease the surplus population. DOWNLOAD
If man you be in heart, not adamant, forbear that wicked cant until you have discovered What the surplus is, and Where it is. Will you decide what men shall live, what men shall die? If man you be in heart, not adamant, forbear that wicked cant until you have discovered What the surplus is, and Where it is. Will you decide what men shall live, what men shall die? DOWNLOAD
I’ll give you Mr. Scrooge, the Founder of the Feast! I'll give you Mr. Scrooge, the Founder of the Feast! DOWNLOAD
The Founder of the Feast indeed! I wish I had him here. I’d give him a piece of my mind to feast upon, and I hope he’d have a good appetite for it. The Founder of the Feast indeed! I wish I had him here. I’d give him a piece of my mind to feast upon, and I hope he’d have a good appetite for it. DOWNLOAD
It should be Christmas Day, I am sure, on which one drinks the health of such an odious, stingy, hard, unfeeling man as Mr. Scrooge. It should be Christmas Day, I am sure, on which one drinks the health of such an odious, stingy, hard, unfeeling man as Mr. Scrooge. DOWNLOAD
Scrooge was the Ogre of the family. The mention of his name cast a dark shadow on the party, which was not dispelled for full five minutes. Scrooge was the Ogre of the family. The mention of his name cast a dark shadow on the party, which was not dispelled for full five minutes. DOWNLOAD
The flickering of the blaze showed preparations for a cosy dinner, with hot plates baking through and through before the fire, and deep red curtains, ready to be drawn to shut out cold and darkness. The flickering of the blaze showed preparations for a cosy dinner, with hot plates baking through and through before the fire, and deep red curtains, ready to be drawn to shut out cold and darkness. DOWNLOAD
Down in the west the setting sun had left a streak of fiery red, which glared upon the desolation for an instant, like a sullen eye, and frowning lower, lower, lower yet, was lost in the thick gloom of darkest night. Down in the west the setting sun had left a streak of fiery red, which glared upon the desolation for an instant, like a sullen eye, and frowning lower, lower, lower yet, was lost in the thick gloom of darkest night. DOWNLOAD
A cheerful company assembled round a glowing fire. A cheerful company assembled round a glowing fire. DOWNLOAD
While there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour. While there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour. DOWNLOAD
A ripe little mouth, that seemed made to be kissed. A ripe little mouth, that seemed made to be kissed. DOWNLOAD
I am sorry for him; I couldn’t be angry with him if I tried. I am sorry for him; I couldn’t be angry with him if I tried. DOWNLOAD
For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child himself. For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child himself. DOWNLOAD
Where graceful youth should have filled their features out, and touched them with its freshest tints, a stale and shrivelled hand, like that of age, had pinched, and twisted them, and pulled them into shreds. Where graceful youth should have filled their features out, and touched them with its freshest tints, a stale and shrivelled hand, like that of age, had pinched, and twisted them, and pulled them into shreds. DOWNLOAD
This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. DOWNLOAD