The Last of the Spirits
by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol
Stave 4 Passage: Charles Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol" in 1843. It is a story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean and heartless miser, who is visited by four spirits one Christmas Eve. The visits change Scrooge forever. In this passage, Scrooge is visited by the last of the spirits. Students will read the passage and answer questions on Dickens' use of language to create a mood.