BOB SAID HE DIDN'T BELIEVE THERE EVER WAS SUCH A GOOSE COOKED, ITS TENDERNESS AND FLAVOUR. SIZE AND CHEAPNESS. WERE THE THEMES OF UNIVERSAL ADMIRATION. EKED OUT BY THE APPLE SAUCE AND MASHED POTATOES, IT WAS A SUFFICIENT DINNER FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY; INDEED, AS MRS CRATCHIT SAID WITH GREAT DELIGHT (SURVI ING ONE SMALL ATOM OF A BONF UPON THE DISH). THEY HADN'T A IT ALL AT LAST! YET EVERY ONE HAD HAD ENOUGH, AND THE YC NGEST CRATCHITS IN PARTICULAR. WERE STEEPED IN SAGE ANt 3NION TO THE EYEBROWS! BUI NOW, THE PLATES BEING CHANGED BY MISS BELINDA, MRS. CRATCHIT LEFT THE ROOM ALONE-TOO NE. VOUS TO BEAR WITNESSES—TO TAKE THE PUDOING UP. AND BRING IT IN SUPPOSE IT SHOULD NOT BE DONE ENOUGH! SUPPOSE II SHOULD BREAK IN T 'RNING OUT! SUPPOSE SOMEBODY SHOULD HAVE GOT OVER THE W I OF THE BACK YARD. AND STOLEN IT. WHILE THEY WERE MERI WITH THE GOOSE; A SUPPOSITION AT WHICH THE TWO YOUNG CRxTCHITS BECAME LIVID! ALL SORTS OF HORRORS WERE SUPPOSED. HALLO! A GREAT DEAL OF STEAM! THE PUDDING WAS OUT OF THE COPPER. A SMELL LIKE A WASHING-DAY! THAT WAS THE CLOTH. A S.AELL LIKE AN EATING HOUSE. ANO A PASTRY COO 'S NEXT DOOR TO EACH OTHER. WITH A I AUNDRESS'S NEXT DOOR T THAT! THAT WAS THE PUDDING. IN HALF A MINUTE MRS. CRATCHIT ENTERED: FLUSHED, BUT SMILING PROUDLY: WITH THE PUFA SPECKLED CANNON BALL, SO HARD AND FIRM, BLAZING IN HALF OF HALF A QUARTERN OF IGNITED BRANDY, AND BEDIGHT WITH CHRISTMAS HOLLY STUCK INTO THE TOP. OH. A WONDERFUL PUDOING! BOB CRATCHIT SAID, AND CALMl Y TOO. THAT HE REGARDED IT AS THE GREATEST SUCCESS ACHIEVED BY MRS. CRATCHIT SINCE THEIR MARRIAGE. MRS. CRATCHIT SAID THAT NOW THE WEIGHT WAS OFF HER MIND, SHE WOULD CONFESS SHE HAD HAD HER DOUBTS ABOUT THE QUANTITY OF FLOUR. EVERY BODY HAD SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT IT, BUT NOBODY SAID OR THOUGHT IT WAS AT ALE A SMALL PUDDING FOR A LARGE FAMILY. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN FUT HERESY TO DO SO. ANY CRATCHIT WOUl O HAVE BLUSHEO TO HINT AT SUCH A THING. AT EAST THE DINNER WAS ALL DONE, THE CLOTH WAS CLEARED, THE HEARTH SWEPT, ANO THE FIRE MADE UP. THE COMPOUND IN THE IUG BEING TASTED AND CONSIDERED PERFECT, APPLES AND ORANGES WERE PUT UPON THE TABLE. AND A SHOVEL FULL OF CHESTNUTS ON THE FIRE. THEN All THE CRATCHIT FAMILY DREW ROUND THE HEARTH, IN WHAT BOB CRATCHIT CALLED A CIRCLE, MEANING HALF A ONE; AND AT BOB CRATCHITS ELBOW STOOD THE FAMILY DISPLAY OF CLASS; TWO TUMBLERS. AND A CUSTARD CUP WITHOUT A HANDLE. THESE MELD THE HOT STUFF FROM THE IUG, HOWEVER. AS WELL AS GOLDEN GOBLETS WOUl D HAVE DONE; AND BOB SERVED IT OUT WITH BEAMINC LOOKS. WHILE THE CHESTNUTS ON THE FIRE SPUTTERED AND CRACK LED NOISILY. THEN BOB PROPOSED: "A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO US ALL, MY DEARS GOD BLESS US! WHICH ALE THE FAMILY RE ECHOED. ILES DICKENS GREETINGS FROM MINALE, TATTERSFIELD, PROVINCIALI LIMITED CREATIVE UNIT 86-88 EDGWARE ROAD, LONDON W2. TELEPHONE: 01 723 7428 9 VIA CALIFORNIA 12, MILAN. TELEPHONE: 430667 vittorio antinori per un 1969 piü rosa di ogni previsione pezzana 108 - roma Greetings cards, calendars Cartes de vceux, calendriers Glückwunschkarten, Kalender 1 a, b United States AD Stephenson Lithograph, Inc AG Beveridge Associates, Inc DIR/DES Eddie Byrd Printer's calendar Calendrier de I'imprimeur Druckerkalender Size: 43 x 57-5 cm Printed: Offset 2 Great Britain AD/AG/DES Minale Tattersfield Provinciali Limited Studio's own Christmas card Carte de Noël de I'atelier Weihnachtskarte des Studios Size: 23-5 x 31 cm Printed: Letterpress 3 W. Germany AD Borrmann Brenner AG Atelier Noth £t Hauer DIR/DES Noth Hauer Calendar Calendrier Kalender Size: 30 x 84 cm Printed: Offset, 3 col 4 United States AD Paul Hauge AG/DIR/DES Dwight Frazier/Paul Hauge Christmas card Carte de Noël Weihnachtskarte Size: 28 x 35 6 cm Printed: Offset, 2 col p. 172/173 5 Great Britain AD/AG Kaleidoscope Studio Limited DIR/DES Brian Brennan Change of address card Carte de changement d'adresse Adressenanderung Printed: silk screen Et vacuum formed image 6 Italy AD/DES Vittorio Antinori Greetings Card Carte de voeux Glückwunschkarte Freude Hoffrtung und Freiheit I imJahre1969 Pleasure prospect and liberty year 1969 Jarmil Kiecker 7 Czechoslovakia AD/DES Jarmil Kiecker New Year's card Carte de nouvel an Neujahrskarte Printed: Offset, 3 col 8 Great Britain AD/AG J.R.M. Design (Sales) Limited DES Ian Logan Calendar Printed: Offset, 2 col 1 72-1 73

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