Image from page 48 of "A Christmas carol" (1900)
Title: A Christmas carol
Publisher: New York : Putnam
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
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\ Christmas. God ble May not! .in ( action, that the singer ^Jeu !M tcirar hpvingthe keyhol?UPRP§^(fg and even n:genial frost. At length the h ne counting-house arijvw.. .^ ^ .- ,. .willScrooge dismounted from his stool, and tacitlyadmitted the fact to the expectant clerk in theTank, who instantly snuffed his candle out,and put on his hat. Youll want all day lo-inorrov^s i ap-pose? said Scrooge. If quite convenient. Sir. *Its not convenient and its not fair. If 1 was p haii-a-crown for it, youd think yobi^^cU ill-i e bound ? i6
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H Gbristmas Carol The clerk smiled faintly. And yet, said Scrooge, you dont thinkme ill-used, when I pay a days wages for nowork. The clerk observed that it was only once ayear. A poor excuse for picking a mans pocketevery twenty - fifth of December ! saidScrooge, buttoning his great-coat to the chin.But I suppose you must have the wholeday. Be here all the earlier next morning ! The clerk promised that he would ; andScrooge walked out with a growl. The officewas closed in a twinkling, and the clerk, withthe long ends of his white comforter danglingbelow his waist (for he boasted no great-coat)went down a slide on Cornhill, at the end ofa lane of boys, twenty times, in honour of itsbeing Christmas Eve, and then ran home toCamden Town as hard as he could pelt, toplay at blindmans-buff. Scrooge took his melancholy dinner in hisusual melancholy tavern ; and having read allthe newspapers, and beguiled the rest of theevening with his bankers-book, went hometo bed. He lived in chambers whic
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