" A merry Christmas, uncle! God save you" cried cheerful voiece. It was the voice of Scrooge's nephew, who came upon him so quickly that this was the first intimation he had of his approach.
when the chimes of a neighboring church struck the four quaters. So he listened for the hour.
To his astonishment the heavy bell went on from six to seven, and from seven to eight, and regularly up to twelve; then stopped.
What in the world is this? I was so confused, I thought I was going crazy because I couldn't figured out what time it really was. I found out that it was only one whole night at the very end of stave five.
So Martha hid herself, and in came little Bob, the father, with at least three, hanging down before him; and his thresdbare clothes derned pu and brush, to look seasonable.
I was shrouded in a deep black garmnet, which concealed its head....
He turned it gently, and sidled his face in,round the door.