STORWS WEN Cratchet
nine hole comp: 1st Arthur Jephcott 18pts, 2nd David Armour 18, 3rd Alan Hooley 17.
Like De Quincey's idealized version of himself, Scrooge can keep his habits in check in order to maintain healthy relationships with others and with himself: donating money to charity, joining his nephew's family for Christmas dinner, giving Bob Cratchet
a higher wage, and becoming a "second father" to Tiny Tim (85).
Ebenezer Scrooge ends up helping the Cratchet
family, and their crippled son Tiny Tim, intentionally after he is transformed into a caring human being by his Christmas Eve encounter with the ghost of his former partner and the three ghosts of Christmas.
My domestic and maternal side could be satisfied by a character such as Emily Cratchet
from the Christmas Carol with her ability to keep the family together and happy against all odds; but then I have always coveted the attributes of Roald Dahl's Matilda and the fun of getting jobs done with the point of a finger.
The spirits persuaded Ebenezer Scrooge to give away much of his hard-earned fortune; to aid the weak and warped (by name, Bob Cratchet
and Tiny Tim).
I am reminded of the Dicken's play a Christmas Carol--the last scene in which Scrooge is talking with Bob Cratchet
, after Scrooge has had his transformation.
She played Martha Cratchet
in the show while undergoing counseling and other preparation for cancer treatments, her mother said.
But just in case, I went disguised as Bob Cratchet
from A Christmas Carol.
Sophie has just finished a run as Mrs Cratchet
in the Royal Grammar School's production of A Christmas Carol after making her mark as Nancy in Oliver Twist the year before.
, who comes in periodically to help out with basic accounting tasks and is paid on an hourly basis.
And unintentional though this might be, they know just where to stand to make you feel like Scrooge denying Bob Cratchet
Christmas dinner with his dying son.
I'm stranded at Knockhill with no heating, lighting or water - sitting here like Bob Cratchet
hand-writing my column - and soon my last will and testament, if it doesn't stop snowing.