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Read online The Cricket on the Hearth.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Cricket on the Hearth Dickens gave his first formal expression to his Christmas thoughts in his series of small books the first of which was the famous Christmas Carol There followed four others The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man The five are known today as the Christmas Books Of them all the Carol is the best known and loved and The Cricket on the Hearth although third in the series is perhaps next in popularity and is especially familiar to Americans through Joseph Jefferson s characterisation of Caleb Plummer .

The title creature is a sort of barometer of life at the home of John Peerybingle and his much younger wife Dot When things go well the cricket on the hearth chirps it is silent when there is sorrow Tackleton a jealous old man poisons John s mind about Dot but the cricket through its supernatural powers restores John s confidence and all ends happily by Charles Dickens

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