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By Charles Dickens

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In this vintage, heart-warming story, 4 ghostly site visitors train worthwhile classes to an previous miser. Ebenezer Scrooge, a egocentric, crotchety skinflint, spends his days counting funds and grousing, “Bah Humbug!” Scrooge doesn’t deal with somebody except himself. despite the fact that, on Christmas Eve, he's visited via his associate Marley, and the Ghosts of Christmas prior, Christmas current, and xmas but to return, who train him approximately benevolence, charity, and goodwill.

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Childish but necessary', as Mr Wontner says in 'The Honours of War'. Not every lover of Kipling can love these farces. Some are repelled by the barbarousness of the occasion and some disconcerted by the imagined pain of the victim. Others share the genial contempt of Meredith for 'the great stomach laugh of the English -on which they found their possession of the sense of humour'. If the mirth-quake, towards which the story forges, does not appear to the reader to be an exquisite moment of perception and sensation, then the whole tale results for him in an anticlimax and the elaborations of the approach to it become tedious.

The unity of the narrative is one of mood and colouring. There remained over thirty years of his writing life during which the torrent of his imagination drove through the narrow channel of the short story, widening its bed as it went. ' This remark, which implies a conviction of the value of such selfdelivery but does not define it, was made near the end of his life and it may serve as an introduction to his farces. Complex, deliberately wrought, visually rich and ringing with various voices, these astonishing structures stand along the road of his art from 'The Rout of the White Hussars' in Plain Tales from the Hills to 'Aunt Ellen' in Umits and Renewals.

Somerville and Martin Ross. Discipleship may account for part of the likeness, but there is also a congenital similarity. Many of the same sources of mirth are drawn on, and a tale like 'The Pug-Nosed Fox' has a similar interplay of chance and rational consequence, leading through freshly supplied complications to a crashing and preposterous finale. The farce is seen against the landscape of the country that produced it, and speeded to its climax by the natives of that country. It begins with the mild discomfort of a Deputy MFH putting on hunting pink in August to have his photograph taken with hounds; proceeds through the contributory comedy of the photograph to his consternation when an unseasonable fox steals out of the covert and the hounds stream after it; follows him across unknown country in his efforts to come up with them, until his horse falls lame and he has to stable him at the strangely forsaken house of a newly-rich family he has been avoiding; and propels him to the appalling moment when, as he supports an inebriated best man, whom he has rescued from the inside of a feather-bed, he hears on one side the guilty pack window-crash into the wedding-breakfast and on the other the return of the bridal party from church.

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