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Title: A Christmas Carol
Author: Charles Dickens
Illustrator: Arthur Rackham
Release Date: December 24, 2007 [EBook #24022]
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"How now?" said Scrooge, caustic and cold as ever.
"What do you want with me?"
J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK
FIRST PUBLISHED 1915
PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN
I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book to raise the Ghost of
an Idea which shall not put my readers out of humour with them-
selves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt
their house pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.
Their faithful Friend and Servant,
Bob Cratchit, clerk to Ebenezer Scrooge.
Peter Cratchit, a son of the preceding.
Tim Cratchit ("Tiny Tim"), a cripple, youngest son
of Bob Cratchit.
Mr. Fezziwig, a kind-hearted, jovial old merchant.
Fred, Scrooge's nephew.
Ghost of Christmas Past, a phantom showing
Ghost of Christmas Present, a spirit of a kind, gen-
erous, and hearty nature.
Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, an apparition
showing the shadows of things which yet may hap-
Ghost of Jacob Marley, a spectre of Scrooge's
former partner in business.
Joe, a marine-store dealer and receiver of stolen
Ebenezer Scrooge, a grasping, covetous old man,
the surviving partner of the firm of Scrooge and Mar-
Mr. Topper, a bachelor.
Dick Wilkins, a fellow apprentice of Scrooge's.
Belle, a comely ma