A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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What is a summary of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens?

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Charles Dickens' book A Christmas Carol is about a man named Ebenezer Scrooge, who is very selfish and mean. Early in the book, two men come to see him to ask for a donation to help the poor, and Scrooge refuses. He asks if all the jailhouses and poorhouses are full because that is where he believes the poor belong. His nephew also visits him to invite Scrooge to a Christmas celebration, but Scrooge tells him no as well. Bob Cratchit, a young man with a large family, works for Scrooge, and Scrooge is so tight with money that Bob is forced to work in a room with virtually no heat. His wages are very low, and he is expected to work on Christmas Eve. One of Cratchit's children is Tiny Tim, a little crippled boy.

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