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Charles Dickens: The Complete Christmas Books and Stories (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

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    Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it.
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    as if the Genius of the Weather sat in mournful meditation on the threshold.
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    He carried his own low temperature always about with him;
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    with his sword of sharpness, and his shoes of swiftness!
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    by the hair of their heads.
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    books, in themselves, at first, but many of them, and with deliciously smooth covers of bright red or green. What fat black letters to begin with! “A was an archer, and shot at a frog.” Of course he was. He was an apple-pie also, and there he is! He was a good many things in his time, was A, and so were most of his friends, except X, who had so little versatility, that I never knew him to get beyond Xerxes or Xantippe—like Y, who was always confined to a Yacht or a Yew Tree; and Z condemned for ever to be a Zebra or a Zany.
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    I observe in this tree the singular property that it appears to grow downward towards the earth—I look into my youngest Christmas recollections!
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    what do we all remember best upon the branches of the Christmas Tree of our own young Christmas days, by which we climbed to real life.
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    a fascination which I do not care to resist
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    banners; there were witches standing in enchanted rings of pasteboard, to tell fortunes; there were teetotums, humming-tops, needle-cases, pen-wipers, smelling-bottles, conversation-cards, bouquet-holders; real fruit, made artificially dazzling with gold leaf; imitation apples, pears, and walnuts, crammed with surprises; in short, as a pretty child, before me, delightedly whispered to another pretty child, her bosom friend, “There was everything, and more.” This motley collection of odd objects, clustering on the tree like magic fruit, and flashing back the bright looks directed towards it from every side—some of the diamond-eyes admiring it were hardly on a level with the table, and a few were languishing in timid wonder on the bosoms of pretty mothers, aunts, and nurses—made a lively realisation of the fancies of childhood; and set me thinking how all the trees that grow and all the things that come into existence on the earth, have their wild adornments at that well-remembered time.
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    Thackeray wrote of it: "Who can listen to objections regarding such a book as this? It seems to me a national benefit, and to every man or woman who reads it, a personal kindness."
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    this day of days.
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    remarkably happy feeling toward Christmas
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    who had been out of practice for so many years,
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    "I don't know what to do!" cried Scrooge, laughing and crying in the same breath; and making a perfect Laocoön of himself with his stockings. "I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a school-boy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world! Hallo here! Whoop! Hallo!"
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    They'd have wasted it, if it hadn't been for me."
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    You may look through that shirt till your eyes ache; but you won't find a hole in it,
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    always give too much to ladies. It's a weakness of mine, and that's the way I ruin myself," said old Joe. "
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    and I wouldn't give another sixpence, if I was to be boiled for not doing it. Who's next?"
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    wicked old screw,
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