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A Christmas Carol
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  • He had been quite familiar with one old ghost, in a white waistcoat, with a monstrous iron safe attached to its ankle, who cried piteously at being unable to assist a wretched woman with an infant, whom it saw below, upon a door-step.
  • Topper had clearly got his eye upon one of Scrooge’s niece’s sisters, for he answered that a bachelor was a wretched outcast, who had no right to express an opinion on the subject.
  • From the foldings of its robe, it brought two children; wretched, abject, frightful, hideous, miserable.
  • The ways were foul and narrow; the shops and houses wretched; the people half-naked, drunken, slipshod, ugly.
  • Here, then; the wretched man whose name he had now to learn, lay underneath the ground.

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  • The children were taken into protective custody due to their wretched living conditions.
  • The photograph showed poor people in a wretched village in East Africa.

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