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Thursday November 23, 2006 in charles dickens | ghost stories

Around this time of year, I always pick up A Christmas Carol with the intention of re-reading it. Unfortunately other things usually get in the way and I only read a few pages, although this year I’m determined to reach the end.

I was reminded of a passage in another book that refers knowingly to Dickens’ classic. Can you guess where it’s from?

I rang the bell before a mahogany door on the first floor, and while I waited he seemed to stare at me out of the glassy panel – stare with that wide and immense stare embracing, condemning, loathing all the universe. I seemed to hear the whispered cry, “The horror! The horror!”

I picked up “A Christmas Carol” at Thanksgiving dinner today. I’ve never read it, so I’m looking forward to it.

As for the passage you cited—it sounds very familiar, but I can’t recall where I’ve read it.

Brandon    Friday November 24, 2006   

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