Screen Scrooges: Another Chance for Ebenezer

     Scrooge was very much dismayed to hear the spectre going on at this rate, and began to quake exceedingly.      “Hear me!” cried the Ghost.  “My time is nearly gone.”      “I will,” said Scrooge.  “But don’t be hard upon me!  Don’t be flowery, Jacob!  Pray!”      “How is it that I appear beforeContinue reading “Screen Scrooges: Another Chance for Ebenezer”

Screen Scrooges: Sufferings of the Late Mr. Marley

     “It is required of every man,” the Ghost returned, “that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide; and if that spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death.  It is doomed to wander through the world-ah, woe is me!-and witnessContinue reading “Screen Scrooges: Sufferings of the Late Mr. Marley”

Screen Scrooges: Jacob Marley

     After several turns, he sat down again.  As he threw his head back in the chair, his glance happened to rest upon a bell, a disused bell, that hung in this room, and communicated for some purpose now forgotten with a chamber in the highest story of the building.  It was with great astonishment,Continue reading “Screen Scrooges: Jacob Marley”

SCREEN SCROOGES: Scrooge Settles In

     The sound resounded through the house like thunder.  Every room above, and every cask in the wine=merchant’s cellars below, appeared to have a separate a peal of echoes of its own.  Scrooge Was not a man to be frightened by echoes.  He fastened the door, and walked across the hall, and up the stairs;Continue reading “SCREEN SCROOGES: Scrooge Settles In”

SCREEN SCROOGES: Ebenezer’s Front Door

      Scrooge took his melancholy dinner in his usual melancholy tavern; and having read all the newspapers, and beguiled the rest of the evening with his banker’s book, went home to bed.  He lived in chambers which had once belonged to his deceased partner.  They were a gloomy suite of rooms, in a lowering pileContinue reading “SCREEN SCROOGES: Ebenezer’s Front Door”

SCREEN SCROOGES: All Day Tomorrow?

     At length the hour of shutting up the counting-house arrived; with an ill-will Scrooge dismounted from his stool, and tacitly admitted the fact to the expectant clerk in the Tank, who instantly snuffed his candle out and put on his hat.      “You’ll want all day tomorrow, I suppose?” said Scrooge.      “If quiteContinue reading “SCREEN SCROOGES: All Day Tomorrow?”


     Meanwhile, the fog and darkness thickened so, that people ran about with flaring links, proffering their services to go before horses in carriages, and conduct them on their way.  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,Continue reading “SCREEN SCROOGES: It Gets Colder”

SCREEN SCROOGES: The Charity Solicitors

          This lunatic, in letting Scrooge’s nephew out, had let two other people in.  They were portly gentlemen, pleasant to behold, and now stood, with their hats off, in Scrooge’s office.  They had books and papers in their hands, and bowed to him.      “Scrooge and Marley’s, I believe,” said on of the gentlemen, referringContinue reading “SCREEN SCROOGES: The Charity Solicitors”


            Once upon a time—of all good days in the year, on Christmas Eve—old Scrooge sat busy in his counting-house.  It was cold, bleak, biting weather: foggy withal: and he could hear people in the court outside, go wheezing up and down, beating their hands upon their breasts, and stamping their feet upon the pavement-stonesContinue reading “SCREEN SCROOGES It’s Cold”