Good quick Christmas read. Amazed by how closely A Muppets Christmas Carol followsmthe story

Dates 28 December 2011 – 02 January 2012
Time spent reading 2 hours, 5 minutes
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The clerk in the Tank involuntarily applauded. Becoming immediately sensible of the impropriety, he poked the fire, and extinguished the last frail spark for ever.

Andrew Doran Andrew Doran

I love the comedy in this.

Darkness is cheap

Andrew Doran Andrew Doran

Indeed it is.

Scrooge had often heard it said that Marley had no bowels

Andrew Doran Andrew Doran

Is this the same as having no guts, i.e. courage?

Jon Boyd Jon Boyd

@Andrew: Not quite. "Bowels" is an archaic expression for compassion or pity (sort of how we might now say "he had no heart"). It's a strange expression, but it comes from an idiomatic usage in Greek, and so into English through the New Testament.

the candied fruits so caked and spotted with molten sugar as to make the coldest lookers-on feel faint and subsequently bilious.

Think of that! Bob had but fifteen “Bob” a-week himself; he pocketed on Saturdays but fifteen copies of his Christian name

Andrew Doran Andrew Doran

I didn't realise this term was so old.