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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol  

A classic by Dickens and a must-read Christmas story. When Jacob Marley dies, Scrooge becomes an elderly miser living by himself. On Christmas Eve, he is visited by Jacob Marley's ghost and three other spirits. They show him how terrible he has become. Can Scrooge learn his lesson and become a better person?

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Scrooge and Marley were friends and business partners. They opened a shop together called Scrooge and Marley's. But on Christmas Eve, Marley died from sickness. After that, Scrooge became a greedy and lonely miser who hated Christmas.

Seven years later, on Christmas Eve, Scrooge's nephew Fred visits his shop.

"Merry Christmas, uncle," Fred chirps.

"What reason have you to be merry?" Scrooge asks. "There's nothing merry about Christmas. I don't know why people are celebrating. They all should focus on earning more money instead. Only fools say Merry Christmas," says an annoyed Scrooge.

"Uncle," pleads the nephew, "but Christmas is a happy time! Don't be angry, uncle. Come dine with us tomorrow."

"No. Now go enjoy your little Merry Christmas and leave me alone," Scrooge scoffs.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice  

The Bennets were in trouble! The five daughters were single. They would be kicked out of their house once their father was dead. This left them no choice but to find a partner for marriage as soon as possible. Could they do it? Witness their journey on the search for true love.

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In the 19th century, there was a girl called Elizabeth Bennet. She lived in an estate with her parents, Mr and Mrs Bennet. Elizabeth had many sisters, including Jane and Lydia. Mrs Bennet was worried about her daughters. Their estate could only be passed down to a male. Since Mr and Mrs Bennet had no son, when Mr Bennet died, they would lose their home. Mrs Bennet hoped her daughters could find a husband as soon as possible. One day, they heard a wealthy man, Mr Bingley from the north of England, was taking over a nearby estate at Netherfield. He was going to a ball soon to meet with the locals.

That night, many families, including the Bennets, had arrived at the ball. After a while, Mr Bingley, the good-looking gentleman appeared with his friend, Mr Darcy. Mr Bennet went to Mr Bingley to introduce his family. Mr Bingley was instantly captured by the beauty of Jane, their eldest daughter. He could hardly focus on anyone else.