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A Christmas Tree

Auhtor: Charles Dickens

Language: english
Published: 1850

Genres:

fiction,  short stories
Downloads: 31
eBook size: 70Kb

Review by Michael Gallagher, July 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Christmas Tree':

... real watches (with movable hands, at least, and an endless capacity of being wound up) dangling from innumerable twigs there were French-polished ...
... eyes of his to bear upon me-when I affected to laugh very much, but in my heart of hearts was extremely doubtful of him. Close beside him is that infernal snuff-box, ...
... knowledge of its existence anywhere, was sufficient to awake me in the night all perspiration and horror, with, O I know it's coming! O the mask! I ...
... rooms in it: a sitting-room and bed-room, elegantly furnished, and best of all, a kitchen, with uncommonly soft fire- irons, a plentiful assortment ...
... the two legs of the ineffectual little sugar-tongs did tumble over one another, and want purpose, like Punch's hands, what does it matter? And if I did once ...
... then ate her, after making that ferocious joke about his teeth. She was my first love. I felt that if I could have married Little Red Riding-Hood, I ...
... Damascus cobblers are all Mustaphas, and in the habit of sewing up people cut into four pieces, to whom they are taken blind-fold. Any iron ring ...
... among the monkeys, Sandford and Merton with Mr. Barlow, Mother Bunch, and the Mask-or it may be the result of indigestion, assisted by imagination and ...
... will live in my remembrance fresh and unfading, overtopping all possible jokes, unto the end of time. Or now, I learn with bitter tears how poor Jane ...
... people looking through the opened roof of a chamber where he sits, and letting down a sick person on a bed, with ropes the same, in a tempest, walking ...
... larger in the windows, and the opposing rows of trees seem to fall solemnly back on either side, to give us place. At intervals, all day, a frightened ...
... is dressed in the fashion of two hundred years ago and she has at her girdle a bunch of rusty keys. Well! there she sits, and we can't even faint, we ...
... was discovered, after a long time, because the stags refused to drink of the water. Since which, it has been whispered that she traverses the house ...
... at Court, often told this story to the old Queen Charlotte by this token that the old King always said, Eh, eh? What, what? Ghosts, ghosts? No such ...
... broad walk, and I was pale and gathering withered flowers, and I turned my head, and held them up! And, that night, she died and a picture of her story ...
... she was a connexion of our family. When she was about forty years of age, and still an uncommonly fine woman (her lover died young, which was the ...
... child whom he chose for his little playmate was surely run. Legion is the name of the German castles, where we sit up alone to wait for the Spectre-where ...
... of divers supernatural mysteries. Legion is the name of the haunted German students, in whose society we draw yet nearer to the fire, while the schoolboy ...
... Dickens Bleak House Widely regarded as Dickens's masterpiece, Bleak House centers on the generations-long lawsuit Jarndyce and Jarndyce, ...
... Considered one of the English language's greatest writers, he was acclaimed for his rich storytelling and memorable characters, and ...