A Christmas Carol Play
A Christmas Carol Play Act Four
Written by: Walter Ben Hare
Adapted from the famous story of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
First Spirit. What a small matter to make these silly folks so full of gratitude and
Scrooge (astonished). Small? It was the happiest time in my life.
First Spirit. And yet your master only spent a few pounds of your mortal money. Three or
four, perhaps. And yet he kindled the true spirit of Christmas in all your hearts.
Scrooge. He could have made us miserable, but he made every day we worked for him seem like
First Spirit (gazes steadily at Scrooge, who becomes uneasy under the look). What's the
Scrooge (trying to appear unconcerned, but failing). Oh, nothing!
First Spirit (gazing at him). Something, I think.
Scrooge. No, nothing; only this, I wish I could say a word or two to my clerk just now.
That's all. Poor fellow. I'm afraid I've been a little hard on him. Poor Bob Cratchit!
First Spirit. My work is thriving, but my time grows short. Quick, I have another picture