My daughter and I took turns reading from Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" last night. Man, I love and share so much in common with Scrooge's outlook pre-Marley's ghost visit. He adhered to many good points.
Aside from all that. Man, this tale was well constructed literature. Charles regularly employs the use of drawn out descriptive repetition to make his point. You really feel how dark and cold the environment was, in his so doing. Things written in the 18th and 19th centuries were so well crafted, and the verbiage tripped up my daughter as she read aloud numerous times.
And fiery auto crashes
Some will die in hot pursuit
While sifting through my ashes
Some will fall in love with life
And drink it from a fountain
That is pouring like an avalanche
Coming down the mountain