His nephew left the room without an angry word, notwithstanding. With an ill-will Scrooge, dismounting from his stool, tacitly admitted the fact to the expectant clerk in the Tank, who instantly snuffed his candle out, and put on his hat. said Mrs Cratchit. ", "If they would rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.". With a dimpled, surprised-looking, capital face; a ripe little mouth that seemed made to be kissed, -- as no doubt it was; all kinds of good little dots about her chin, that melted into one another when she laughed; and the sunniest pair of eyes you ever saw in any little creature's head. A merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Light flashed up in the room upon the instant, and the curtains of his bed were drawn aside by a strange figure, -- like a child: yet not so like a child as like an old man, viewed through some supernatural medium, which gave him the appearance of having receded from the view, and being diminished to a child's proportions. It was the very thing he liked. ", "Seven years dead. They were not a handsome family; they were not well dressed; their shoes were far from being water proof; their clothes were scanty; and Peter might have known, and very likely did, the inside of a pawnbroker's. ", "Whose else's do you think? The things that you will see with me are shadows of the things that have been; they will have no consciousness of us.". Heaped upon the floor, to form a kind of throne, were turkeys, geese, game, brawn, great joints of meat, sucking pigs, long wreaths of sausages, mince-pies, plum-puddings, barrels of oysters, red-hot chestnuts, cherry-cheeked apples, juicy oranges, luscious pears, immense twelfth-cakes, and great bowls of punch. It was the first of their proceedings which had no heartiness in it. Marley in his pigtail, usual waistcoat, tights, and boots. After it had passed away, they were ten times merrier than before, from the mere relief of Scrooge the Baleful being done with. His many volumes include such works as A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and Our Mutual Friend. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!". hear me! ", "You are? Let's have the shutters up, before a man can say Jack Robinson! "Yes, my dear," returned Bob. ", "Nephew, keep Christmas in your own way, and let me keep it in mine. they never do anything by halves. "Christmas a humbug, uncle! Foul weather didn't know where to have him. All this time the chestnuts and the jug went round and round; and by and by they had a song, about a lost child travelling in the snow, from Tiny Tim, who had a plaintive little voice, and sang it very well indeed. Wonderful party, wonderful games, wonderful unanimity, won-der-ful happiness! If he could only be there first, and catch Bob Cratchit coming late! I have seen your nobler aspirations fall off one by one, until the master-passion, Gain, engrosses you Have I not? The office was closed in a twinkling, and the clerk, with the long ends of his white comforter dangling below his waist (for he boasted no great-coat), went down a slide, at the end of a lane of boys, twenty times, in honor of its being Christmas eve, and then ran home as hard as he could pelt, to play at blindman's-buff. Will you let me in, Fred?". "They're better now again. But if they had been twice as many, -- four times, -- old Fezziwig would have been a match for them and so would Mrs Fezziwig. But they didn't devote the whole evening to music. "Spirit, let me see some tenderness connected with a death, or this dark chamber, Spirit, will be forever present to me.". But now, the plates being changed by Miss Belinda, Mrs Cratchit left the room alone, -- too nervous to bear witnesses, -- to take the pudding up, and bring it in. 30.03.2016 - Erkunde Meg Leanders Pinnwand „Eine Weihnachtsgeschichte“ auf Pinterest. Bob Cratchit told them how he had a situation in his eye for Master Peter, which would bring in, if obtained, full five and sixpence weekly. Eine Weihnachtsgeschichte (Charles Dickens) - Special Edition inkl. Bob held his withered little hand in his, as if he loved the child, and wished to keep him by his side, and dreaded that he might be taken from him. But the whole scene passed off in the breath of the last word spoken by his nephew; and he and the Spirit were again upon their travels. Out upon merry Christmas! Suddenly, as they stood together in an open place, the bell struck twelve. Why show me this, if I am past all hope? But what did Scrooge care! I am the Ghost of Christmas Present. He always did! He answered to both names. ", "Without their visits, you cannot hope to shun the path I tread. He don't lose much of a dinner.". ", "It's the truest word that ever was spoke, it's a judgment on him. About Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Privacy Policy & Safety How Speak out plain. Mrs Cratchit said that now the weight was off her mind, she would confess she had had her doubts about the quantity of flour. In came the six young followers whose hearts they broke. A remarkable boy! The Charles Dickens Page is a member of affiliate programs at Amazon and Zazzle. Sitting-room, bedroom, lumber-room, all as they should be. -- Marley's voice, no doubt about it. Hallo! He said, "Pooh, pooh!" Poor Dick! Nobody knows it better than you do, poor fellow! So A Merry Christmas, uncle!". Nobody ever stopped him in the street to say, with gladsome looks, "My dear Scrooge, how are you? Condensed by Dickens for his public readings. Porters carry goods and documents for hire through the city streets (back), forfeits - group of popular parlor games in which play goes round the room with each player needing to supply an answer and is penalized if an answer is not supplied (back), negus - liquor made from wine, water, sugar, nutmeg, and lemon-juice (back), Sir Roger de Coverley - popular country dance named for a fictional character created by Joseph Addison (The Spectator-1711). "God knows," said the first, with a yawn. I help to support the prisons and the workhouses, -- they cost enough, -- and those who are badly off must go there. "Here is a new game," said Scrooge. He has the power to render us happy or unhappy; to make our service light or burdensome; a pleasure or a toil. All sorts of horrors were supposed. If you had fallen up against him, as some of them did, and stood there, he would have made a feint of endeavoring to seize you, which would have been an reply to affront to your understanding, and would instantly have sidled off in the direction of the plump sister. The firm was known as Scrooge and Marley. cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. Tiny Tim drank it last of all, but he didn't care twopence for it. How could it be otherwise? Even if I have grown so much wiser, what then? If I had my will, every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He was checked in his transports by the churches ringing out the lustiest peals he had ever heard. The Project Gutenberg EBook of Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere in the United States and most other parts of the world at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. Zunächst jedoch, beginne ich mit der traditionsreichen Entstehung der Weihnachtsmärchen. He rose; but finding that the Spirit made towards the window, clasped its robe in supplication. "He said that Christmas was a humbug, as I live!" Zufriedenstellend. ", "Mr Marley has been dead these seven years. Scrooge had often heard it said that Marley had no bowels, but he had never believed it until now. Then the two young Cratchits got upon his knees and laid, each child, a little cheek against his face, as if they said, "Don't mind it, father. That was the cloth. Say that his power lies in words and looks; in things so slight and insignificant that it is impossible to add and count 'em up: what then? At length the hour of shutting up the counting-house arrived. After tea they had some music. Annotated A Christmas Carol. "Scrooge and Marley's, I believe," said one of the gentlemen, referring to his list. And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God Bless Us, Every One! But it and his own adjoining sitting-room, into which he shuffled in his slippers, attracted by a great light there, had undergone a surprising transformation. ", "What then? ", "My dear," was Bob's mild answer, "Christmas day. But how much greater was his horror when, the phantom taking off the bandage round its head, as if it were too warm to wear in-doors, its lower jaw dropped down upon its breast! Weihnachten hasst er ganz besonders, da er gezwungen ist, seinem Gehilfen einen freien Tag zu bezahlen. ", "Let me leave it alone, then. "Mr Scrooge," said Bob; "I'll give you Mr Scrooge, the Founder of the Feast! kolorierter Fassung (Filmjuwelen) Format: Blu-ray. "Lead on! "Are you the Spirit, sir, whose coming was foretold to me? There was nothing they wouldn't have cleared away, or couldn't have cleared away, with old Fezziwig looking on. I am not the man I was. Spirit! "God bless us every one!" The heaviest rain and snow and hail and sleet could boast of the advantage over him in only one respect, -- they often "came down" handsomely, and Scrooge never did. asked a red-faced gentleman. ", "Nay, uncle, but you never came to see me before that happened. "More shame for him, Fred!" Scrooge looked about him for the Ghost, and saw it no more. But surely they were very quiet! Long life to him! God bless us!". So did every one when they came. Then he heard the noise much louder, on the floors below; then coming up the stairs; then coming straight towards his door. Not to know that no space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunities misused! "And so have I," exclaimed another. Make up the fires, and buy a second coal-scuttle before you dot another i, Bob Cratchit!". The grasp, though gentle as a woman's hand, was not to be resisted. "He's a comical old fellow," said Scrooge's nephew, "that's the truth; and not so pleasant as he might be. I do; and I release you. William Shakespeare: A Reader's Theater Script. He died seven years ago, this very night. LIVEHÖRSPIEL: Charles Dickens Weihnachtsgeschichte Theater es libris Kultur Das Theater ex libris macht normalerweise Livehörspiele mit Musik vor Publikum. ", "No. 4.7 out of 5 stars 5,560 ratings. I am not going to stand this sort of thing any longer. 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. ", "It should be Christmas day, I am sure," said she, "on which one drinks the health of such a odious, stingy, hard, unfeeling man as Mr Scrooge. If he had been, he'd have had somebody to look after him when he was struck with Death, instead of lying gasping out his last there, alone by himself. Marleys Geist möchte ihn dazu bewegen, seine Einstellung zu ändern. Knocking down the fire-irons, tumbling over the, chairs, bumping up against the piano, smothering himself among the curtains, wherever she went there went he! You travel fast? Some people laughed to see the alteration in him; but his own heart laughed, and that was quite enough for him. Scrooge did as he was told, and held it fast. Bob trembled, and got a little nearer to the ruler. He hasn't left it to me. Theater A Christmas Carol ist wohl die bekannteste Weihnachtsgeschichte welche 1843 durch die Feder des britischen Autors Charles Dickens entstand. He sha'n't know who sends it. Die Lehre aus diesem Weihnachtsfest wird Scrooge niemals mehr vergessen. Charles Dickens' - Eine Weihnachtsgeschichte ♥ Einer von vielen Weihnachtsfilmen aus unserer Sammlung. Sonst ist es zu spät. He never could have stood upon his legs, that bird. The sound resounded through the house like thunder. Soon it rang out loudly, and so did every bell in the house. Very. I only know he's dead. Joe went down on his knees for the greater convenience of opening the bundle, and dragged out a large and heavy roll of some dark stuff. Why did he not go on? Up Scrooge went, not caring a button for its being very dark. Scrooge listened to this dialogue in horror. There's more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!". When Scrooge's nephew laughed, Scrooge's niece by marriage laughed as heartily as he. "My old fellow-prentice, bless me, yes. ", "I wish it was a little heavier judgment, and it should have been, you may depend upon it, if I could have laid my hands on anything else. He knew no more, for the Spirit neither spoke nor moved. Scrooge was the ogre of the family. ", "My dear," said Bob, "the children! To edge his way along the crowded paths of life, warning all human sympathy to keep its distance, was what the knowing ones call "nuts" to Scrooge. What shall I put you down for? ", "I do. ", "I'll send it to Bob Cratchit's! Scrooge said that he would see him -- yes, indeed he did. As he threw his head back in the chair, his glance happened to rest upon a bell, a disused bell, that hung in the room, and communicated, for some purpose now forgotten, with a chamber in the highest story of the building. O, a wonderful pudding I Bob Cratchit said, and calmly too, that he regarded it as the greatest success achieved by Mrs Cratchit since their marriage. "No more work to-night. Take me back. What's the consequence? "Why? 5,945 global ratings | 2,666 global reviews There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The fire of questioning to which he was exposed elicited from him that he was thinking of an animal, a live animal, rather a disagreeable animal, a savage animal, an animal that growled and grunted sometimes, and talked sometimes, and lived in London, and walked about the streets, and wasn't made a show of, and wasn't led by anybody, and didn't live in a menagerie, and was never killed in a market, and was not a horse, or an ass, or a cow, or a bull, or a tiger, or a dog, or a pig, or a cat, or a bear. There never was such a goose. Himself, always. For again he saw himself. Condensed by Dickens for his public readings, 1-Marley's Ghost | 2-The First of the Three Spirits | 3-The Second of the Three Spirits | 4-The Last of the Spirits. I don't make merry myself at Christmas, and I can't afford to make idle people merry. The leaves of holly, mistletoe, and ivy reflected back the light, as if many little mirrors had been scattered there; and such a mighty blaze went roaring up the chimney, as that petrifaction of a hearth had never known in Scrooge's time, or Marley's, or for many and many a winter season gone. said a girl, appearing as she spoke. But the great effect of the evening came after the Roast and Boiled, when the fiddler struck up "Sir Roger de Coverley." "What has ever got your precious father then?" A pale light, rising in the outer air, fell straight upon this bed; and on it, unwatched, unwept, uncared for, was the body of this plundered unknown man. Scrooge raised his head speedily, on hearing his own name. A merry Christmas to you!" It was the voice of Scrooge's nephew, who came upon him so quickly that this was the first intimation Scrooge had of his approach. The door of Scrooge's counting-house was open, that he might keep his eye upon his clerk, who, in a dismal little cell beyond, a sort of tank, was copying letters. He looked at the work upon the table, and praised the industry and speed of Mrs Cratchit and the girls. Come! "Company, perhaps. The Spirit stood among the graves, and pointed down to One. "Bear but a touch of my hand there," said the Spirit, laying it upon his heart, "and you shall be upheld in more than this!". But as I know your purpose is to do me good, and as I hope to live to be another man from what I was, I am prepared to bear you company, and do it with a thankful heart. Die Texte aller … Another idol has displaced me; and if it can comfort you in time to come, as I would have tried to do, I have no just cause to grieve. ", "I'll drink his health for your sake and the day's," said Mrs Cratchit, "not for his. It would have been in vain for Scrooge to plead that the weather and the hour were not adapted to pedestrian purposes; that bed was warm, and the thermometer a long way below freezing; that he was clad but lightly in his slippers, dressing-gown, and nightcap; and that he had a cold upon him at that time. Simon Callow is one of the top Charles Dickens experts in the world, AND probably the best actor and director of Dickens' work. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did NOT die, he was a second father. But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Text, image, video. "A merrier Christmas, Bob, my good fellow, than I have given you for many a year! I'm not afraid to be the first, nor afraid for them to see it.". When the clock struck eleven this domestic ball broke up. "As good as gold," said Bob, "and better. Scrooge never painted out old Marley's name, however. Rita Ora was thrilled to be cast in 'Twist' as she is a huge Charles Dickens fan. Nobody under the table, nobody under the sofa; a small fire in the grate; spoon and basin ready; and the little saucepan of gruel (Scrooge had a cold in his head) upon the hob. cried a cheerful voice. Today, a person who is very tight with money, is often called a scrooge, after, the main character in A Christmas Carol. Orlando Schenk und Marcel Krohn haben die Geschichte in einer gekürzten Fassung in den Räumlichkeiten der Akademie-Bibliothek gelesen. External heat and cold had little influence on him. Scrooge closed the window, and examined the door by which the Ghost had entered. This is a fantastic dvd of the great Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" superb animation and top quality picture the dvd is vey enjoyable. But they were happy, grateful, pleased with one another, and contented with the time; and when they faded, and looked happier yet in the bright sprinklings of the Spirit's torch at parting, Scrooge had his eye upon them, and especially on Tiny Tim, until the last. "Hide, Martha, hide!". cried Scrooge's nephew. Holding up his hands in one last prayer to have his fate reversed, he saw an alteration in the Phantom's hood and dress. Scrooge knew he was dead? In almshouse, hospital, and jail, in misery's every refuge, where vain man in his little brief authority had not made fast the door, and barred the Spirit out, he left his blessing, and taught Scrooge his precepts. ", Old Fezziwig laid down his pen, and looked up at the clock, which pointed to the hour of seven. Very quiet. "Hallo!" ", "At this festive season of the year, Mr Scrooge," said the gentleman, taking up a pen, "it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, was Scrooge! "Every person has a right to take care of themselves. It was shrouded in a deep black garment, which concealed its head, its face, its form, and left nothing of it visible save one outstretched hand. At sight of an old gentleman in a Welsh wig, sitting behind such a high desk that, if he had been two inches taller, he must have knocked his head against the ceiling, Scrooge cried in great excitement: "Why, it's old Fezziwig! Your past. Then Bob proposed: --, "A Merry Christmas to us all, my dears. "What do you want with me?". My spirit never walked beyond our counting-house -- mark me! "Men's courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead. It's the best he had, and a fine one too. Any Cratchit would have blushed to hint at such a thing. But I have made the trial in homage to Christmas, and I'll keep my Christmas humor to the last. Nice girl! Use it with grades 5 and up. "That they are what they are, do not blame me! And Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change for anything he chose to put his hand to. "But you were always a good man of business, Jacob," faltered Scrooge, who now began to apply this to himself. This was succeeded by a clanking noise, deep down below, as if some person were dragging a heavy chain over the casks in the wine-merchant's cellar. I dare say. "Mercy! And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!". Scrooge sat with his door wide open, that he might see him come into the Tank. A T A L E O F T W O C I T I E S Chapter 1 The Period It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was In half a minute Mrs Cratchit entered, -- flushed but smiling proudly, -- with the pudding, like a speckled cannon-ball, so hard and firm, blazing in half of half a quartern of ignited brandy, and bedight with Christmas holly stuck into the top. "But he was very light to carry, and his father loved him so, that it was no trouble, -- no trouble.

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