The Ghost of Christmas Present

A story about a very bitter man and how he was given another chance at happiness on Christmas eve. (Part 1)
  • 1Once upon a time, there was a stingy man whose name was Ebenezer Scrooge.
  • 2No people in the town liked him.
  • 3Even beggars never asked him for anything.
  • 4But, he didn't care at all.
  • 5One Christmas Eve, he was working late in his office with his assistant, Bob.
  • 6It was a very cold day but they had only a small fire to save money.
  • 7It's so cold.
  • 8At that moment, Scrooge's nephew came into the store.
  • 9Merry Christmas, Uncle!
  • 10Why are you so merry? You're poor.
  • 11Then why are you so miserable? You're rich.
  • 12Bah! Humbug!
  • 13Uncle, please come to dinner tomorrow for Christmas.
  • 14No, I'm busy.
  • 15Are you sure?
  • 16I said no. Don't bother me and go away!
  • 17Well, have a Merry Christmas anyway, Uncle.
  • 18His nephew also wished Bob a Merry Christmas and left.
  • 19I suppose you want to have tomorrow off, Bob?
  • 20Yes, please.
  • 21Okay, but you'll have to come in extra early the next day then.
  • 22Oh, sure. Thank you. Have a Merry Christmas, sir.
  • 23Bob ran home to be with his family on Christmas Eve.
  • 24Scrooge had a lonely dinner at an old restaurant that night and went home.
  • 25As he was opening the door, the knocker changed into a ghostly face.
  • 26It was the face of his dead business partner, Jacob Marley.
  • 27He shook his head and walked into the house.
  • 28He looked all through his house and saw no ghosts, so he sat down by the fire.
  • 29This is strange, but I don't believe in ghosts.
  • 30Just then, he heard strange noises and rattling chains coming up the stairs.
  • 31Scrooge! Scrooge! Scrooge!
  • 32A ghost walked through a wall and came towards him.
  • 33Who is it?
  • 34I was your partner, Jacob Marley.
  • 35What do you want from me?
  • 36I want to tell you that you still have a chance to live a happy life