…marley was dead…

And that says it all.

For those willing to venture into the written word, we have a link that takes us into the life of Ebenezer Scrooge and those around him. EK Hornbeck over at firedoglake saves the effort (and the pleasure of the texture) of the actual page of the Christmas classic, with his Marley was dead. The enticing excerpt.

Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it: and Scrooge’s name was good upon ‘Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.

And curiosity leads us on, no matter the number of times the book has been read or the Alastair Sim interpretation seen. So we seize an opportunity the season of observance, charity and fellowship offers.