Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas's Favorite Ghost!

Jacob Marley died December 24, 1836. He's one of my favorite character's in many novels I have read during my life. Which in this case is "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.
He was an old business partner of Ebenezer Scrooge. And, Scrooge was Marley's sole executor to all of his belongings after death.
So, as the story goes Marley lands up in purgatory. And, came back as a ghost haunting Old Ebenezer in different forms. But, mainly as the transparent ghost with heavy long chains. And, the chains have attached cash boxes, locks, keys, padlocks. When Scrooge asked, why the chains to his old partner. He replies by saying that it was created during his lifetime. He's upset that he never found happiness during his life and now even in death. So, he's damned to walk the earth dragging the chains for eternity. All this is to help Scrooge redeem himself. So, the same will not fall onto him.
We as readers will never know what happened to Marley after Scrooge had a change of heart. We really do hope for the best.
I wish you all Happy Holidays. And, please give to those who are forgotten during the year. Either friends, family, strangers or animals. Don't forget them! Peace!

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