Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Modern Day Scrooge Chapter 16

The third spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, harrows Modern Day Scrooge with dire visions of the future if she does not learn and act upon what she has witnessed. Most disturbing to Modern Day Scrooge are visions of a pawnbroker bidding on Modern Day Scrooge's blog, stolen from her home computer by her domestic servants; of a covered corpse on her bed, presumably her own; of the callous indifference of her fellow bloggers of the stock exchange to the news of a death, again presumably Modern Day Scrooge's; and of the grief-stricken internet family following Liberty Post's death, the implication being that LP will die because of her failure to pay a just wage sufficient to care for the website. The final vision presented by the spirit is of Modern Day Scrooge's own neglected and untended grave, prompting the miser to aver that she will change her ways in hopes of changing these "shadows of what may be."

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