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A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

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                        A CHRISTMAS CAROL

                       by Charles Dickens



     I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, 
to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my 
readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, 
with the season, or with me.  May it haunt their houses
pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.

     Their faithful Friend and Servant, 
                                        C. D. 
December, 1843.



Stave 1:  Marley's Ghost

     Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt
whatever about that. The register of his burial was
signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker,
and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And
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