Scrooge"s embarrassing question!
Posted by Sherry on December 15, 1997 at 13:54:59:
I would first like to thank who ever it was who suggested reading A Christmas Carol . I downloaded it and read it one cold snowy afternoon when my house was blissfully quiet.
I love Dickens intro to this work. He's giving us a great Xmas present and I'm pretty sure he knows it.
My comment is on the Scrooge and Marley meeting. I just had to crack up when I read the part where Scrooge is worried over inviting Marley to take a seat , because maybe Marley as a ghost doesn't have anything "behind" him to sit on. Ha! Scrooge is actually embarrassed to ask. Dickens is wonderful!
As to this being great literature, I 'm sure it is. It's stood the test of time and has taught many a scrooge a valuable lesson but one that comes to mind is one I heard recently on tv. An industrialist and his wife attended a reading of A Christmas Carol by the author himself and on the ride home the husband leans over and says to his wife " Next year we will close the factory on Xmas Day" Now THAT is great literature.
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