In 1867 a Chicago manufacturer did something unusual after attending a reading of ‘A Christmas Carol’ given by Dickens on his American tour. What was it?
Mr. Fairbanks, a Chicago man who manufactured scales, was so moved by Dickens’ book (or perhaps by Dickens’ reading of it) that he voluntarily closed his factory on Christmas Day and gave his employees the day off with pay. Moreover, he gave each employee a turkey!
The Ghost of Christmas Present shows Scrooge’s two children. What were their names?
Indifference and Need
Degradation and Despair
Ignorance and Want
Poverty and Apathy