It Fell Upon a Summer Day
Stopford Augustus Brooke, 1881
“And he took a small child, and set him in their midst.”
That’s the verse that Peter Cratchit is reading to his younger siblings, when Scrooge comes to their house, led by the Ghost of Christmas yet to come, because the old sinner had wanted desperately to see some tenderness associated with a death. And sure enough, the mother, Mrs. Cratchit, is waitin…
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