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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

IN PROSE

A Ghost Story of Christmas

BY

CHARLES DICKENS

CONTENTS

STAVE I
MARLEY'S GHOST

STAVE II
THE FIRST OF THE THREE SPIRITS


STAVE III
THE SECOND OF THE THREE SPIRITS

STAVE IV
THE LAST OF THE SPIRITS

STAVE V
THE END OF IT

STAVE ONE.

MARLEY'S GHOST.

Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it: and Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.



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