A Christmas Carol: Wide margin annotation edition (Annotation Editions)
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It swung so softly in the outset that it scarcely made a sound; but soon it rang out loudly, and so did every bell in the house. Not so much in obedience, as in surprise and fear: for on the raising of the hand, he became sensible of confused noises in the air; incoherent sounds of lamentation and regret; wailings inexpressibly sorrowful and self-accusatory. Every time he resolved within himself, after mature inquiry that it was all a dream, his mind flew back again, like a strong spring released, to its first position, and presented the same problem to be worked all through, “Was it a dream or not? i. Our liability to you for any losses shall not exceed the amount you originally paid for the service.
Scrooge has a small fire, but his clerk, Bob Cratchit, who works in a little cell attached to Scrooge’s office, barely has a coal to warm him. There was something very awful, too, in the spectre’s being provided with an infernal atmosphere of its own. To hear Scrooge expending all the earnestness of his nature on such subjects, in a most extraordinary voice between laughing and crying; and to see his heightened and excited face; would have been a surprise to his business friends in the city, indeed. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate. It is the consequence of his bad deeds in life and its made clear to the reader that he lived a similar life to Scrooge, so S is destined to a similar fate to him, if he doesn't change his ways.
Scholastic Annotation Editions come with extra-wide margins and double-spaced lines, they are perfect for your annotations. Let me hear another sound from you,’ said Scrooge, ` and you’ll keep your Christmas by losing your situation! The noun 'idol' shows that Belle believes Scrooge is so enamoured of money that he worships it and has pushed her aside for it. He was endeavouring to pierce the darkness with his ferret eyes, when the chimes of a neighbouring church struck the four quarters.
he doesn't believe in Ghosts and so is trying to come up with an explanation, suggesting that he has eaten something that has messed with his stomach and affected his senses. There were Cains and Abels, Pharaohs’ daughters; Queens of Sheba, Angelic messengers descending through the air on clouds like feather-beds, Abrahams, Belshazzars, Apostles putting off to sea in butter-boats, hundreds of figures to attract his thoughts -- and yet that face of Marley, seven years dead, came like the ancient Prophet’s rod, and swallowed up the whole .The "summer flowers" foreshadow that the Ghost will take him back to the "summer" of his life, when he was properly happy. The panels shrunk, the windows cracked; fragments of plaster fell out of the ceiling, and the naked laths were shown instead; but how all this was brought about, Scrooge knew no more than you do. This Agreement covers access to the Service regardless of the device or network you access it through.
Why, it isn’t possible,’ said Scrooge, ` that I can have slept through a whole day and far into another night. I wouldn’t for the wealth of all the world have crushed that braided hair, and torn it down; and for the precious little shoe, I wouldn’t have plucked it off, God bless my soul.If they would rather die," said Scrooge, "they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.