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    Ways In Which A Christmas Carol Ends Badly

    Tiny Tim dies of his disease anyway. Scrooge’s good tidings come too little too late for the long suffering boy. What is he suffering from anyway? Rickets? Tuberculosis? Renal failure? It’s not like modern medicine’s been invented. Ain’t no such thing as antibiotics yet. “Tiny Tim, who did NOT die…” Everyone dies, Dickens, just a matter of when. Scrooge becomes like Marley anyway — a wandering ghost with chains and lockboxes and safes strapped to him. A lifetime of greed and covetousness doesn’t make up for a few years of charity at the end of your life. The Powers That Be can’t ignore the years of suffering of the citizens…