Pupils can compare with Christmas of today and consider if the arguments remain as relevant today. Oh! Much good it has ever done you!”, “There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say,” returned the nephew. Ask pupils to consider what Scrooge sees, hears and feels as the ghost approaches through the building and explore using drama techniques such as freeze-framing. To see the dingy cloud come drooping down, obscuring everything, one might have thought that Nature lived hard by, and was brewing on a large scale. Seeing clearly that it would be useless to pursue their point, the gentlemen withdrew. He lived in chambers which had once belonged to his deceased partner. Scrooge knew he was dead? He stopped at the outer door to bestow the greetings of the season on the clerk, who, cold as he was, was warmer than Scrooge; for he returned them cordially. The sound resounded through the house like thunder. No, nor did he believe it even now. A Christmas Carol – MARLEY’S GHOST. “But don’t be hard upon me! The narrator describes Marley’s ghost’s appearance as he visits Scrooge. Scrooge returns home to be visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley. “You don’t mean that, I am sure?”, “I do,” said Scrooge. The Ghost, on hearing this, set up another cry, and clanked its chain so hideously in the dead silence of the night, that the Ward would have been justified in indicting it for a nuisance. Don’t be flowery, Jacob! We have never had any quarrel, to which I have been a party. Scrooge had a very small fire, but the clerk’s fire was so very much smaller that it looked like one coal. The ancient tower of a church, whose gruff old bell was always peeping slily down at Scrooge out of a Gothic window in the wall, became invisible, and struck the hours and quarters in the clouds, with tremulous vibrations afterwards as if its teeth were chattering in its frozen head up there. “But you don’t keep it.”, “Let me leave it alone, then,” said Scrooge. Sometimes people new to the business called Scrooge Scrooge, and sometimes Marley, but he answered to both names. Poulterers’ and grocers’ trades became a splendid joke: a glorious pageant, with which it was next to impossible to believe that such dull principles as bargain and sale had anything to do. “Dreadful apparition, why do you trouble me?”, “Man of the worldly mind!” replied the Ghost, “do you believe in me or not?”, “I do,” said Scrooge. stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; “Why?”, “Because you fell in love!” growled Scrooge, as if that were the only one thing in the world more ridiculous than a merry Christmas. man of business on the very day of the funeral, Scrooge declines the invitation and, in doing so, attacks the whole festivity of the time of year. How could it be otherwise? “I am here to-night to warn you, that you have yet a chance and hope of escaping my fate. the point I started from. A chance and hope of my procuring, Ebenezer.”, “You were always a good friend to me,” said Scrooge. This must be distinctly understood, or Nobody under the table, nobody under the sofa; a small fire in the grate; spoon and basin ready; and the little saucepan of gruel (Scrooge had a cold in his head) upon the hob.

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