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A Christmas CarolThe text is a synopsis from Wikipedia of A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian miser visited by three spirits on the night of Christmas Eve, and his journey towards self-redemption.
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Section One
alive= vivo -- continues= continua -- crying= piangendo -- dead= morto -- died= morì -- former= ex -- ghost= fantasma -- greedy= avidi/e -- lonely= solo -- nephew= nipote -- next= prossimo/i -- overworks= sovraccarica -- perhaps= forse -- rejects= rifiuta -- scenes= scene -- shows= mostra -- wakes up= si sveglia

Section Two
awakened= svegliato -- calls = chiama -- changed= cambiato -- crawl out= strisciano -- crippled= invalido -- giant= gigante -- goes= va -- informs= informa -- party= festa -- scenes= scene -- to beware= guardarsi

Section Three
adoption= adozione -- black-clad= vestito di nero -- death= morte -- discovers= scopre -- has died= è morto -- most= o più -- pained= rattristato/i -- pleased= rallegrato -- several= parecchi -- these= questi -- vows= giura

Section Four
after= dopo -- alive= vivo -- gives= dà -- insulted= insultò -- keeps= mantiene -- never= mai -- raise= aumento -- sees= vede -- smiling= sorridere -- took= ha occupato -- turkey= tacchino -- wakes up= si sveglia
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Section One

Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly, cold-hearted creditor, his stingy, greedy ways on Christmas Eve. He a Christmas dinner invitation, and all the good tidings of the holiday, from his jolly , Fred; he yells at charity workers; and he his employee, Bob Cratchit. At night, Scrooge's former partner Jacob Marley, for seven years, visits him in the form of a . Marley's spirit has been wandering since he as punishment for being consumed with business and not with people while . He has come to warn Scrooge and save him from the same fate. He tells him Three Spirits will come to him over the three nights.

Scrooge falls asleep and to find the Ghost of Christmas Past, a small, elderly figure. The Ghost shows Scrooge from the past that trace Scrooge's development from a young boy, but with the potential for happiness, to a young man with the first traces of that would deny love in his life. Scrooge new-found emotion when revisiting these scenes, often from identification with his neglected self.

Section Two

Scrooge to sleep and is by the Ghost of Christmas Present, a with a life span of one day. He shows Scrooge several current of Christmas joy and charity, then shows him the Cratchit household. The Ghost Scrooge that unless the future is , the Cratchits' and good-hearted young son, Tiny Tim, will die. He also shows Scrooge the at Fred's house. Finally, a ragged boy and girl from the Ghost's robes. The Ghost them Ignorance and Want and warns Scrooge of Ignorance.

Section Three

The silent, Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come replaces the other ghost. He shows Scrooge scenes of people discussing someone's ; no one seems by the death, and are happy about it. Scrooge does not know, however, who the man is. He learns that Tiny Tim , but the Cratchits maintain their unity and love. Scrooge finally that he is the one who has died and whose death has only people. He expresses the hope that scenes of the future can be changed, and to incorporate the lessons of the past, present, and future into his of the Christmas spirit.

Section Four

Scrooge in his bedroom and learns that the whole adventure only one night, not three - it is Christmas Day. In addition to and being friendly to everyone he , he sends a large to the Cratchits, a sizeable donation to the charity worker he previously , and has a wonderful time at Fred's party. The next day he gives Cratchit a . Scrooge continues his kindly ways Christmas, befriending everyone and becoming a second father to Tiny Tim, who does not die. He sees the ghosts again, but he the spirit of Christmas in his heart as well as anyone.
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Section One
Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly, cold-hearted creditor, continues his stingy, greedy ways on Christmas Eve. He rejects a Christmas dinner invitation, and all the good tidings of the holiday, from his jolly nephew, Fred; he yells at charity workers; and he overworks his employee, Bob Cratchit. At night, Scrooge's former partner Jacob Marley, dead for seven years, visits him in the form of a ghost. Marley's spirit has been wandering since he died as punishment for being consumed with business and not with people while alive. He has come to warn Scrooge and perhaps save him from the same fate. He tells him Three Spirits will come to him over the next three nights.

Scrooge falls asleep and wakes up to find the Ghost of Christmas Past, a small, elderly figure. The Ghost shows Scrooge scenes from the past that trace Scrooge's development from a young boy, lonely but with the potential for happiness, to a young man with the first traces of greed that would deny love in his life. Scrooge shows new-found emotion when revisiting these scenes, often crying from identification with his former neglected self.

Section Two
Scrooge goes to sleep and is awakened by the Ghost of Christmas Present, a giant with a life span of one day. He shows Scrooge several current scenes of Christmas joy and charity, then shows him the Cratchit household. The Ghost informs Scrooge that unless the future is changed, the Cratchits' crippled and good-hearted young son, Tiny Tim, will die. He also shows Scrooge the party at Fred's house. Finally, a ragged boy and girl crawl out from the Ghost's robes. The Ghost calls them Ignorance and Want and warns Scrooge to beware of Ignorance.

Section Three
The silent, black-clad Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come replaces the other ghost. He shows Scrooge several scenes of people discussing someone's death; no one seems pained by the death, and most are happy about it. Scrooge does not know, however, who the man is. He learns that Tiny Tim has died, but the Cratchits maintain their unity and love. Scrooge finally discovers that he is the one who has died and whose death has only pleased people. He expresses the hope that these scenes of the future can be changed, and vows to incorporate the lessons of the past, present, and future into his adoption of the Christmas spirit.

Section Four
Scrooge wakes up in his bedroom and learns that the whole adventure took only one night, not three - it is Christmas Day. In addition to smiling and being friendly to everyone he sees, he sends a large turkey to the Cratchits, gives a sizeable donation to the charity worker he previously insulted, and has a wonderful time at Fred's party. The next day he gives Cratchit a raise. Scrooge continues his kindly ways after Christmas, befriending everyone and becoming a second father to Tiny Tim, who does not die. He never sees the ghosts again, but he keeps the spirit of Christmas alive in his heart as well as anyone.