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  • Merry Christmas to All

    Posted by Lexington Green on December 24th, 2005 (All posts by )

    Whats to-day, my fine fellow? said Scrooge.

    To-day! replied the boy. Why, Christmas Day.

    Its Christmas Day! said Scrooge to himself. I havent missed it. The Spirits have done it all in one night. They can do anything they like. Of course they can. Of course they can. Hallo, my fine fellow!

    Hallo! returned the boy.

    Do you know the Poulterers, in the next street but one, at the corner? Scrooge inquired.

    I should hope I did, replied the lad.

    An intelligent boy! said Scrooge. A remarkable boy! Do you know whether theyve sold the prize Turkey that was hanging up there?Not the little prize Turkey: the big one?

    What, the one as big as me? returned the boy.

    What a delightful boy! said Scrooge. Its a pleasure to talk to him. Yes, my buck!

    Its hanging there now, replied the boy.

    Is it? said Scrooge. Go and buy it.

    Walk-er! exclaimed the boy.

    No, no, said Scrooge, I am in earnest. Go and buy it, and tell em to bring it here, that I may give them the direction where to take it. Come back with the man, and Ill give you a shilling. Come back with him in less than five minutes and Ill give you half-a-crown!

    The boy was off like a shot. He must have had a steady hand at a trigger who could have got a shot off half so fast.

    Ill send it to Bob Cratchits! whispered Scrooge, rubbing his hands, and splitting with a laugh. He shant know who sends it. Its twice the size of Tiny Tim.”

    Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol (Of course!)

    God bless all ChicagoBoyz, ChicagoGrrrlz, commenters, readers, families, friends and enemies. Wishing you all peace, happiness, health, love, friendship, reconciliation, forgiveness, gratitude, and lots of toys — but the toys only if you have been good! — for Christmas and in 2006.

     

    4 Responses to “Merry Christmas to All”

    1. Jonathan Says:

      Thanks, Lex. Best wishes to all of my Christian friends.

    2. Wade Says:

      Thanks Lex, same to you!

    3. Myron Says:

      Merry Christmas

    4. Terrific Toy Says:

      Merry Christmas to you too! This is a great story!