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December 1, 2021  

A Christmas Carol - Stave 5 - THE END OF IT

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

Stave 5 - THE END OF IT

November 30, 2021  

A Christmas Carol - Stave 4

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

Stave 4

November 28, 2021  

A Christmas Carol - Stave 3 - Part 1

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

Stave 3 - Part 1

November 27, 2021  

A Christmas Carol - Stave 2

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

Stave 2

November 26, 2021  

A Christmas Carol - Stave 1 - Part 2

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

Stave 1 - Part 2

November 25, 2021  

A Christmas Carol - Stave 1 - Part 1

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

Stave 1 - Part 1

October 27, 2020  

A Tale of Two Cities - Chapter XLV - THE END

A Tale of Two Cities

Chapter XLV

The Footsteps Die Out For Ever

ALONG the Paris streets, the death-carts rumble, hollow and harsh. Six tumbrils carry the day’s wine to La Guillotine. All the devouring and insatiate Monsters imagined since imagination could record itself, are fused in the one realisation, Guillotine. And yet there is not in France, with its rich variety of soil and climate, a blade, a leaf, a root, a sprig, a peppercorn, which will grow to maturity under conditions more certain than those that have produced this horror. Crush humanity out of shape once more, under similar hammers, and it will twist itself into the same tortured forms. Sow the same seed of rapacious license and oppression over again, and it will surely yield the same fruit according to its kind.

October 26, 2020  

A Tale of Two Cities - Chapter XLIV

A Tale of Two Cities

Chapter XLIV

The Knitting Done

IN that same juncture of time when the Fifty-Two awaited their fate Madame Defarge held darkly ominous council with The Vengeance and Jacques Three of the Revolutionary Jury. Not in the wine-shop did Madame Defarge confer with these ministers, but in the shed of the wood-sawyer, erst a mender of roads. The sawyer himself did not participate in the conference, but abided at a little distance, like an outer satellite who was not to speak until required, or to offer an opinion until invited.

October 25, 2020  

A Tale of Two Cities - Chapter XLIII

A Tale of Two Cities

Chapter XLIII

Fifty-Two

IN the black prison of the Conciergerie, the doomed of the day awaited their fate. They were in number as the weeks of the year. Fifty-two were to roll that afternoon on the life-tide of the city to the boundless everlasting sea. Before their cells were quit of them, new occupants were appointed; before their blood ran into the blood spilled yesterday, the blood that was to mingle with theirs to-morrow was already set apart.

October 24, 2020  

A Tale of Two Cities - Chapter XLII

A Tale of Two Cities

Chapter XLII

Darkness

SYDNEY CARTON paused in the street, not quite decided where to go. “At Tellson’s banking-house at nine,” he said, with a musing face. “Shall I do well, in the mean time, to show myself? I think so. It is best that these people should know there is such a man as I here; it is a sound precaution, and may be a necessary preparation. But care, care, care! Let me think it out!”

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