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A Christmas Carol

By: Luke

    One of the best books in England and a very popular books during this time of year comes from Charles Dickens. He wrote A Christmas Carol. It begins with a man named Ebenezer Scrooge not having the Christmas spirit and acting maliciously towards everyone, including loved ones. One night something pays him a visit. Ebenezer wakes up the week before Christmas day, then as he is sitting down, a spirit appears. It is his old friend Marley who he work for but now Ebenezer owns the store. Then Marley says, “YOU WILL BE HAUNTED BY THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS “.Then the spirit left and an hour later another spirit appears and says in a haunting voice, “I’m  the ghost of Christmas past”. She takes him to the place where he was a boy. She shows him how he became bad, but Scrooge still does not change his mind. The next spirit appears and says, ‘’I’m the ghost of christmas present”. The ghost takes Scrooge to show him that the son of his nephew will die the next day from medical ailments. Scrooge is a little worried and says he might change his ways.The next spirit is the ghost of the future. He does not talk but points to Scrooge’s future if he does not change his ways. The ghost of the future shows Scrooge that he will die and people forgot about him. Scrooge asks the spirit to forgive them but they are still mad and he is scared of what could happen. As Scrooge wakes up on the morning of Christmas, he goes to apologize to his nephew and tries to right all the mistakes he has made. We can all learn something from Scrooge about respecting everyone and asking for forgiveness. This holiday season, I challenge you to love your family, friends, and everyone around you a little more.