The same face, the very same. "I cannot bear it! Why did he not go on? Marley was dead, to begin with. I think you are. "I don't think I have, I am afraid I have not. No, Spirit! Suppose it should not be done enough! the opening … "Is your master at home, my dear?" And Martha warn't as late last Christmas day by half an hour!". ️ Ein Live-Hörspiel mit Bild, zu sehen als Livestream bei facebook (theaterexlibris) oder twitch (Kirchendude) "It's Christmas day! Don't drop that oil upon the blankets, now. For the first time the kind hand faltered. A slight disorder of the stomach makes them cheats. "And so have I," exclaimed another. Because the way in which he went after that plump sister in the lace tucker was an outrage on the credulity of human nature. and closed the door with a bang. 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. What have you got to sell? 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. you could have gone. ", "I'll send it to Bob Cratchit's! Enough parts for an entire class, or double up roles and stage it with as few as twelve. A chance and hope of my procuring, Ebenezer. Ebenezer Scrooge wird von Geistern besucht, und der Zuschauer darf miterleben, wie der herzlose alte Mann zu einem liebenswerten Unterstützer der Armen wird. Weihnachten hasst er ganz besonders, da er gezwungen ist, seinem Gehilfen einen freien Tag zu bezahlen. "A merry Christmas, Bob!" "God knows," said the first, with a yawn. Oh ! Nice girl! Bless his heart, it's Fezziwig, alive again! Dick!". O, he was early there. Open that bundle, old Joe, and let me know the value of it. "Why? At last the dinner was all done, the cloth was cleared, the hearth swept, and the fire made up. It must be near his time. "I wish. ", "Mr Marley has been dead these seven years. What odds, Mrs Dilber?" HandlungScrooge ist ein skrupelloser und geiziger Geschäftsmann. At last the plump sister cried out: --, "I have found it out! He was older now; a man in the prime of life. Bob said he didn't believe there ever was such a goose cooked. Be here all the earlier next morning.". "A small matter," said the Ghost, "to make these silly folks so full of gratitude. "Much!" Up Scrooge went, not caring a button for its being very dark. ", "I am here to-night to warn you that you have yet a chance and hope of escaping my fate. Haunt me no longer!". My spirit never walked beyond our counting-house -- mark me! 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. If you were free to-day, to-morrow, yesterday, can even I believe that you would choose a dowerless girl; or, choosing her, do I not know that your repentance and regret would surely follow? "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!". "My old fellow-prentice, bless me, yes. Topper clearly had his eye on one of Scrooge's niece's sisters, for he answered that a bachelor was a wretched outcast, who had no right to express an opinion on the subject. Scrooge looked about him for the Ghost, and saw it no more. He should! ", "Yo ho, my boys!" Yet I was like this man; I once was like this man!". 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. Expect the second on the next night at the same hour. The night is waning fast, and it is precious time to me, I know. He was at home in five minutes. Komm jetzt in unsere Weihnachtswelt! "Quick!". Scrooge was very much dismayed to hear the spectre going on at this rate, and began to quake exceedingly. The grasp, though gentle as a woman's hand, was not to be resisted. ", "I'll drink his health for your sake and the day's," said Mrs Cratchit, "not for his. It was cold, bleak biting, foggy weather; and the city clocks had only just gone three, but it was quite dark already. Scrooge was at first inclined to be surprised that the Spirit should attach importance to conversation apparently so trivial; but feeling assured that it must have some hidden purpose, he set himself to consider what it was likely to be. Somehow he gets thoughtful, sitting by himself so much, and thinks the strangest things you ever heard. In came the six young followers whose hearts they broke. The room and its contents all vanished instantly, and they stood in the city streets upon a snowy Christmas morning. ", "It is not convenient, and it's not fair. 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. "I wish I had him here I'd give him a piece of my mind to feast upon and I hope he'd have a good appetite for it. Weitere Ideen zu weihnachtsgeschichte, geschichte, weihnachtskostüm. "Good afternoon! "Every person has a right to take care of themselves. growled Scrooge, in his accustomed voice, as near as he could feign it. The hand was pointed straight before them. ", "What a delightful boy! "Lead on! The mother laid her work upon the table, and put her hand up to her face. There was nothing they wouldn't have cleared away, or couldn't have cleared away, with old Fezziwig looking on. Marley's ghost!". "One half-hour, Spirit, only one! He sat very close to his father's side, upon his little stool. Merciful Heaven, what is this!". He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did NOT die, he was a second father. "Am I that man who lay upon the bed? … ", "Many can't go there; and many would rather die. As he struggled with the Spirit he was conscious of being exhausted, and overcome by an irresistible drowsiness; and, further, of being in his own bed-room. It could scarcely be supposed to have any bearing on the death of Jacob, his old partner, for that was Past, and this Ghost's province was the Future. If he could only be there first, and catch Bob Cratchit coming late! His niece looked just the same. The boy must have read them. Clear away! "Indeed, I think he loses a very good dinner," interrupted Scrooge's niece. The Ghost conducted him to poor Bob Cratchit's house, -- the dwelling he had visited before, -- and found the mother and the children seated round the fire. Observing that the hand was pointed to them, Scrooge advanced to listen to their talk. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. "No, no. Hallo, my fine fellow! "Why, where's our Martha?" "What's to-day?" What's the consequence? I have seen your nobler aspirations fall off one by one, until the master-passion, Gain, engrosses you Have I not? I was making rather merry yesterday, sir. 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. Then old Fezziwig stood out to dance with Mrs Fezziwig. Scrooge was not much in the habit of cracking jokes, nor did he feel in his heart by any means waggish then. The third, upon the next night, when the last stroke of Twelve has ceased to vibrate. 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. ", "No, no, I am in earnest. If he could have helped it, he and his child would have been farther apart, perhaps, than they were. Dreadful apparition, why do you trouble me? Spirit! 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. Nobody knows it better than you do, poor fellow! ", "I want nothing from you; I ask nothing of you; why cannot we be friends? He would have snapped 'em short off in a minute, like sticks of sealing-wax. 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 there they were in the heart of it; on 'Change, amongst the merchants. Scrooge and he were partners for I don't know how many years. PDF Formatted 8.5 x all pages,EPub Reformatted especially for book readers, Mobi … My life tends that way, now. Every movable was packed off, as if it were dismissed from public life forevermore; the floor was swept and watered, the lamps were trimmed, fuel was heaped upon the fire; and the warehouse was as snug and warm and dry and bright a ball-room as you would desire to see upon a winter's night. There is no doubt whatever about that. ", "My time grows short," observed the Spirit. "Yes, my dear," returned Bob. Charles Dickens . 'Change - The Royal Exchange, London's financial center (back), "Nuts" to - If something is "Nuts" to someone, it gives them pleasure (back), workhouses - Publicly supported institutions to which the sick, destitute, aged, and otherwise impoverished went for food and shelter (back), half a crown - a British coin equal to 2-1/2 shillings, or 30 pence (back), next morning - Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, did not become a legal holiday in Britain until 1871 (back), great-coat - overcoat worn outdoors, often accompanied by a short cape worn over the shoulders (back), blindman's-buff - popular parlor game in which the contestant is blindfolded and then must catch another player and then guess who he had caught (back), lumber-room - a room for storing old furniture and other unused odds and ends ready for the Victorian garage sale. That's all I know. ", "And yet you don't think me ill-used, when I pay a day's wages for no work. Wherefore the clerk put on his white comforter, and tried to warm himself at the candle; in which effort, not being a man of a strong imagination, he failed. Für seine bedürftigen Mitmenschen hat er nur Geringschätzung übrig und Weihnachten hält er für geld- und … He had not dreamed them. "And your brother Tiny Tim! "Let me hear another sound from you," said Scrooge, "and you'll keep your Christmas by losing your situation! I am the Ghost of Christmas Present. He'll be very merry and very happy, I have no doubt!". ought to have been "Yes.". Not to know that any Christian spirit working kindly in its little sphere, whatever it may be, will find its mortal life too short for its vast means of usefulness. We choose this time, because it is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices. At every new question put to him, this nephew burst into a fresh roar of laughter; and was so inexpressibly tickled, that he was obliged to get up off the sofa and stamp. I thought he'd never die.". Zufriedenstellend. What's Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, and not an hour richer; a time for balancing your books and having every item in 'em through a round dozen of months presented dead against you? William Shakespeare: A Reader's Theater Script. This was not addressed to Scrooge, or to any one whom he could see, but it produced an immediate effect. Its tenderness and flavor, size and cheapness, were the themes of universal admiration. The dance is known in the United States as the Virginia Reel (back), cut - dance move where the dancer jumps in the air and quickly alternates the feet, one in front of the other (back), twelfth-cake - cakes made in celebration of Twelfth Night. 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. Speak out plain. "Here's Martha, mother!" ", "If they would rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.". In came the cook, with her brother's particular friend the milkman. Out upon merry Christmas! You travel fast? "Hurrah! Nothing could be heartier. Tell me what man that was, with the covered face, whom we saw lying dead?". I dare say. Bob's voice was tremulous when he told them this, and trembled more when he said that Tiny Tim was growing strong and hearty. said Mrs Cratchit, kissing her a dozen times, an taking off her shawl and bonnet for her. But before he shut his heavy door, he walked through his rooms to see that all was right. Where had Scrooge heard those words? "Ah! said Bob, with a sudden declension in his high spirits; for he had been Tim's blood-horse all the way from church, and had come home rampant, -- "not coming upon Christmas day!". Affiliate Links Disclosure A quarter past. "Are you the Spirit, sir, whose coming was foretold to me? He broke down all at once. 5,945 global ratings | 2,666 global reviews There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Mrs Cratchit made the gravy (ready beforehand in a little saucepan) hissing hot; Master Peter mashed the potatoes with incredible vigor; Miss Belinda sweetened up the apple-sauce; Martha dusted the hot plates; Bob took Tiny Tim beside him in a tiny corner at the table; the two young Cratchits set chairs for everybody, not forgetting themselves, and mounting guard upon their posts, crammed spoons into their mouths, lest they should shriek for goose before their turn came to be helped. "How now!" ", "It isn't that," said Scrooge, heated by the remark, and speaking unconsciously like his former, not his latter self, -- "it isn't that, Spirit. Why give it as a reason for not coming now? Do you know whether they've sold the prize Turkey that was hanging up there? "You'll want all day to-morrow, I suppose? Weitere Ideen zu weihnachtsgeschichte, weihnachten illustration, weihnachtsfilme. That was the cloth. ", "Why, bless my soul!" Scrooge had a very small fire, but the clerk's fire was so very much smaller that it looked like one coal. What shall I put you down for? As the words were spoken, they passed through the wall, and stood in the busy thoroughfares of a city. They went in. ", "Nay, uncle, but you never came to see me before that happened. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. "Let the charwoman alone to be the first!" Step this way, if you please. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project … Some people laughed to see the alteration in him; but his own heart laughed, and that was quite enough for him. Come back with him in less than five minutes, and I'll give you half a crown! Admiration was the sentiment, though some objected that the reply to "Is it a bear?" Suddenly, as they stood together in an open place, the bell struck twelve. Any Cratchit would have blushed to hint at such a thing. The noisy little Cratchits were as still as statues in one corner, and sat looking up at Peter, who had a book before him. But what did Scrooge care! said Fezziwig. ", "I have known him walk with -- I have known him walk with Tiny Tim upon his shoulder, very fast indeed.". When it came near him, Scrooge bent down upon his knee; for in the air through which this Spirit moved it seemed to scatter gloom and mystery. I help to support the prisons and the workhouses, -- they cost enough, -- and those who are badly off must go there. Spirit, conduct me where you will. Martha, who was a poor apprentice at a milliner's, then told them what kind of work she had to do, and how many hours she worked at a stretch, and how she meant to lie abed to-morrow morning for a good long rest; to-morrow being a holiday she passed at home. "But I think he has walked a little slower than he used, these last few evenings, mother. Tiny Tim drank it last of all, but he didn't care twopence for it. It was the first of their proceedings which had no heartiness in it. "Not coming!" Very quiet. But the strangest thing about it was, that from the crown of its head there sprung a bright clear jet of light, by which all this was visible; and which was doubtless the occasion of its using, in its duller moments, a great extinguisher for a cap, which it now held under its arm. Slowly too, trimming his candle as he went. ", "You might have got over a great quantity of ground in seven years. Very. As Scrooge looked fixedly at this phenomenon, it was a knocker again. And there is your father at the door! Die Texte aller … cried Scrooge's nephew. ", "Now, I'll tell you what, my friend. But the ghost sat down on the opposite side of the fireplace, as if he were quite used to it. Yet every one had had enough, and the youngest Cratchits in particular were steeped in sage and onion to the eyebrows! ", "Without their visits, you cannot hope to shun the path I tread. Christmas eve, Dick. A remarkable boy! That's all. WHEN Scrooge awoke, it was so dark, that, looking out of bed, he could scarcely distinguish the transparent window from the opaque walls of his chamber, until suddenly the church clock tolled a deep, dull, hollow, melancholy ONE. It was with great astonishment, and with a strange, inexplicable dread, that, as he looked, he saw this bell begin to swing. "Mankind was my business. It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humor. His active little crutch was heard upon the floor, and back came Tiny Tim before another word was spoken, escorted by his brother and sister to his stool beside the fire; and while Bob, turning up his cuffs, -- as if, poor fellow, they were capable of being made more shabby, -- compounded some hot mixture in a jug with gin and lemons, and stirred it round and round and put it on the hob to simmer, Master Peter and the two ubiquitous young Cratchits went to fetch the goose, with which they soon returned in high procession. ", "I told you these were shadows of the things that have been," said the Ghost. No fog, no mist, no night; clear, bright, stirring, golden day. Never mind so long as you are come," said Mrs Cratchit. He had just enough recollection of the face to desire to do that. The compound in the jug being tasted, and considered perfect, apples and oranges were put upon the table, and a shovelful of chestnuts on the fire. growled Scrooge, as if that were the only one thing in the world more ridiculous than a merry Christmas. Make up the fires, and buy a second coal-scuttle before you dot another i, Bob Cratchit!". In the afternoon, he turned his steps towards his nephew's house. You know he is, Robert! He felt the Spirit's glance, and stopped. It shall not be repeated. Die Erzählung handelt von Ebenezer Scrooge, einem alten … Bed-curtains! young children will find this dvd quite frightning to watch on there own as some of the scenes are pretty scarey. ", "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. Joe Miller never made such a joke as sending it to Bob's will be!". Scrooge raised his head speedily, on hearing his own name. Much they saw, and far they went, and many homes they visited, but always with a happy end. He had no further intercourse with Spirits, but lived in that respect upon the Total-Abstinence Principle ever afterwards; and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. Holding up his hands in one last prayer to have his fate reversed, he saw an alteration in the Phantom's hood and dress. Bless those women! Charles Dickens' - Eine Weihnachtsgeschichte ♥ Einer von vielen Weihnachtsfilmen aus unserer Sammlung. There were more dances, and there were forfeits, and more dances, and there was cake, and there was negus, and there was a great piece of Cold Roast, and there was a great piece of Cold Boiled, and there were mince-pies, and plenty of beer. Bereits 1843 schrieb Charles Dickens seine „Weihnachtsgeschichte“, die auch heute noch Kinder und Erwachsene fasziniert.