18. Dezember 2015

A Christmas Carol *4

  “Bear but a touch of my hand there,”

said the Spirit, laying it upon his heart,

“and you shall be upheld in more than this!" 

As the words were spoken, they passed through the wall ...

“Good Heaven! It's ME as a young child. And why, it’s Uncle Dick! It’s dear old honest Uncle Dick Wilkens!"
"Yes, yes, I know! One Christmas time, when yonder solitary child was left here all alone, he did come!"
"Say that his power lies in words and looks; in things so slight and insignificant that it is impossible to add and count ’em up: what then? The happiness he gives, is quite as great as if it cost a fortune.”

Then he was conscious of being exhausted, and overcome by an irresistible drowsiness; and, further, of being in his own room again. Had barely time to reel to the chair, before he sank into a heavy sleep. 


  1. Christmas is certainly a good time for family reminiscing.

    Loving the family interaction photo shots. That subdued lightning is great in giving such a 'past/days gone by' atmosphere along with that fine perimeter wavy line outlining the old prints.

    I 'bow' to your awesome artistic story-telling gift.

  2. WOW this is brilliant Anne, you are very good at this!

  3. Thanks so much for watching!
    To much honours!

    Hopefully I'm able to finish this Dickens.One of these stories has to come to their happy ending!
    I don't want you to dream about ghosts as Sharon and wake up in the night as Kendal...