It was shrouded in a deep black garment, which concealed its head, its face, its form.

Background.

itemIt was shrouded in a deep black garment, which concealed its head, its face, its form.” is a quotation taken from A Christmas Carol (Stave 4).

item A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.

 

Context.

item This quote is a description of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.

item Taken from the following opening passage in Stave 4 (The Last Of The Three Spirits) of A Christmas Carol:

The Phantom slowly, gravely, silently, approached. When it came near him, Scrooge bent down upon his knee; for in the very air through which this Spirit moved it seemed to scatter gloom and mystery.

It was shrouded in a deep black garment, which concealed its head, its face, its form, and left nothing of it visible save one outstretched hand. But for this it would have been difficult to detach its figure from the night, and separate it from the darkness by which it was surrounded.

He felt that it was tall and stately when it came beside him, and that its mysterious presence filled him with a solemn dread. He knew no more, for the Spirit neither spoke nor moved.

“I am in the presence of the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come?” said Scrooge.

 

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