An icicle must havegot into the works.

Twelve. He touched the spring of his repeater, to correct this mostpreposterous clock.

Marley's Ghost bothered him exceedingly.

SENECAN TRAGEDY: A following the conventions of the Roman writer Lucius Anneaus Seneca Minor (Seneca the Younger), a first-century CE stoic philosopher and philosopher who dabbled as a playwright and wrote ten surviving tragedies. Humanist scholars in the Renaissance rediscovered his lost works, and they became influential in Elizabethan and Neoclassical drama. Senecan tragedies tend to focus on gruesome, bloodthirsty revenge. They are unusual in that the violence takes place on stage before the audience, as opposed to the classical Greek tradition, in which murders and suicides typically took place off-stage while the on-stage characters reacted to the news or to what they hear nearby. Examples of Renaissance tragedies influenced by the Senecan mode include Shakespeare's Hamlet, Thomas Kydd's The Spanish Tragedy and John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi.

This was a great relief, because "three days after sight of this First of Exchange pay to Mr.

But it had undergone a surprising transformation.

But when at last, he caught her; when, in spite of all hersilken rustlings, and her rapid flutterings past him, he gother into a corner whence there was no escape; then hisconduct was the most execrable.

"Come in, and knowme better, man." Scrooge entered timidly, and hung his head before thisSpirit.

There wereruddy, brown-faced, broad-girthed Spanish Friars, and winkingfrom their shelves in wanton slyness at the girls as they went by, and glanced demurely at the hung-up mistletoe.

"Look upon me." Scrooge reverently did so.


The city had entirely vanished.

Hallo!" Then, with a rapidity of transition very foreign to hisusual character, he said, in pity for his former self, "Poorboy!" and cried again. "I wish," Scrooge muttered, putting his hand in hispocket, and looking about him, after drying his eyes with hiscuff: "but it's too late now." "What is the matter?" asked the Spirit. "Nothing," said Scrooge.

Not a vestige of itwas to be seen.

Alas for Tiny Tim, he bore a little crutch, andhad his limbs supported by an iron frame. "Why, where's our Martha?" cried Bob Cratchit, lookinground. "Not coming," said Mrs Cratchit. "Not coming!" said Bob, with a sudden declension in hishigh spirits; for he had been Tim's blood horse all the way from church,and had come home rampant.

I wasa boy here." The Spirit gazed upon him mildly.

He only knew that it was quite correct; that everythinghad happened so; that there he was, alone again, when allthe other boys had gone home for the jolly holidays. He was not reading now, but walking up and downdespairingly.

Why was he rejoiced beyondall bounds to see them.

There's such a goose, Martha!" "Why, bless your heart alive, my dear, how late you are!" said Mrs Cratchit, kissing her a dozen times, and taking offher shawl and bonnet for her with officious zeal. "We'd a deal of work to finish up last night," replied thegirl, "and had to clear away this morning, mother." "Well.

Why did his cold eye glisten, andhis heart leap up as they went past?

SETSUWA TALE: A Japanese tale dating to the10th-14th centuries, typically sharing a grotesque mode of representation, especially a tendency to depict the body and bodily functions in bizarre or fantastic ways.

What was merry Christmas to Scrooge?

Scrooge looked at the Ghost, and with a mournful shaking of his head, glanced anxiously towards the door. It opened; and a little girl, much younger than the boy,came darting in, and putting her arms about his neck, andoften kissing him, addressed him as her "Dear, dearbrother." "I have come to bring you home, dear brother!" said thechild, clapping her tiny hands, and bending down to laugh.