“Business!” cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. “Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!” – Charles Dickens, novelist (1812-1870) [in A Christmas Carol, published on this date in 1843]
To listen to the entire story/novel by Charles Dickens please see:
Also, we did a cursory check and believe it or not several versions of the full movie are available for free viewing on youtube including the one with George C. Scott. Fascinating stuff. Enjoy!!