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1  Scrooge fell upon his knees, and clasped his hands before his face.
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2  And Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change for anything he chose to put his hand to.'
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3  The third, upon the next night when the last stroke of Twelve has ceased to vibrate.
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4  But he put his hand upon the key he had relinquished, turned it sturdily, walked in, and lighted his candle.
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5  Once upon a time--of all the good days in the year, on Christmas Eve--old Scrooge sat busy in his counting-house.
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6  The spectre, after listening for a moment, joined in the mournful dirge; and floated out upon the bleak, dark night.
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7  It was the voice of Scrooge's nephew, who came upon him so quickly that this was the first intimation he had of his approach.
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8  No wind that blew was bitterer than he, no falling snow was more intent upon its purpose, no pelting rain less open to entreaty.
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9  It held up its chain at arm's length, as if that were the cause of all its unavailing grief, and flung it heavily upon the ground again.
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10  The door of Scrooge's counting-house was open, that he might keep his eye upon his clerk, who in a dismal little cell beyond, a sort of tank, was copying letters.
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11  Marley in his pigtail, usual waistcoat, tights, and boots; the tassels on the latter bristling, like his pigtail, and his coat-skirts, and the hair upon his head.
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12  The City clocks had only just gone three, but it was quite dark already--it had not been light all day--and candles were flaring in the windows of the neighbouring offices, like ruddy smears upon the palpable brown air.
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13  As he threw his head back in the chair, his glance happened to rest upon a bell, a disused bell, that hung in the room, and communicated, for some purpose now forgotten, with a chamber in the highest story of the building.
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14  It was cold, bleak, biting weather: foggy withal: and he could hear the people in the court outside go wheezing up and down, beating their hands upon their breasts, and stamping their feet upon the pavement stones to warm them.
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15  He had been quite familiar with one old ghost in a white waistcoat, with a monstrous iron safe attached to its ankle, who cried piteously at being unable to assist a wretched woman with an infant, whom it saw below upon a doorstep.
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16  And being, from the emotion he had undergone, or the fatigues of the day, or his glimpse of the Invisible World, or the dull conversation of the Ghost, or the lateness of the hour, much in need of repose, went straight to bed without undressing, and fell asleep upon the instant.
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17  If we were not perfectly convinced that Hamlet's Father died before the play began, there would be nothing more remarkable in his taking a stroll at night, in an easterly wind, upon his own ramparts, than there would be in any other middle-aged gentleman rashly turning out after dark in a breezy spot--say St. Paul's Church-yard, for instance--literally to astonish his son's weak mind.
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