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Old 12-24-2011, 12:41 PM   #16
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Favorite Quotes/Scenes/Etc.

The first and best impression reading this left with me, is the realization that Dickens had a sense of humor. Only having read Great Expectations before (and as a young teen), I did not know that about him and his writting.

What are you favorite parts, scenes and/or quotes from The Christmas Carol (funny or otherwise)?

I have a few, but the following two made me laugh:

Quote:
Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail. *Mind! I don’t mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile;
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Quote:
Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner!
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