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The Seven Poor Travellers

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Strictly speaking, there were only six Poor Travellers; but, being a Traveller myself, though an idle one, and being withal as poor as I hope to be, I brought the number up to seven. This word of explanation is due at once, for what says the inscription over the quaint old door?
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Published April 21st 2010 by Ebookslib (first published 1854)
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Thom Swennes
This delightful but far too short work is often categorized as a Christmas story but I can’t really see why. The book is made up of three chapters and relay three unique stories by England’s best storyteller. Probably owing to the size, the characteristic characterizations which Dickens mastered are abnormally brief. More effort was in creating scenes of old England. Last year I thought I had read all of Dickens’ work but this one slipped through my fingers. I really enjoyed it and highly recomm ...more
Michael
A short and inspirational work by Charles Dickens written as a Christmas story. Outshined by Dickens much more well known Christmas story, this short story has received scant notice. Yet I found it most delightful and comforting and can heartily recommend it.

Written in the first person, Dickens tell of being a "poor traveller," and discovering a humble inn during his travels. Set up as a charitable hostel by a gentlemen deceased over a century previously, the inn offers to "six poor traveller's
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Juergen John Roscher
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Alicia
I enjoyed this Charles Dickens "Christmas short story"(actually a war story told on Christmas Eve) with its lessons about kindness (from the Captain) and forgiveness (by Richard).

Quotes from Captain Tauton to Richard Doubledick:
“'But a man in any station can do his duty,' said the young Captain, 'and, in doing it, can earn his own respect, even if his case should be so very unfortunate and so very rare that he can earn no other man’s. A common soldier, poor brute though you called him just now
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Nadyne
First sentence: "Strictly speaking, there were only six Poor Travellers; but being a Traveller myself, though an idle one, and being withal as poor as hope to be, I brought the number up to seven.

Last sentence: "And there I told of worthy Master Richard Watts, and of my supper with the Six Poor Travellers who were neither Rogues nor Proctors, and from that hour to this I have never seen one of them again."

This short story tells the tale that entertains six travellers after finishing Christmas di
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Indy Fernandez
Dickens is eternal! Wonderful reading for the festive season in the Victorian era and today! His characters come to life with every word.
Melodee
This is a Dickens Christmas tale that entails war, injury and reconciliation of a war hero. I felt quite sympathetic towards the hero. It is an endearing tale.
Mary
A very nice portrayal of the Christmas spirit with morals in a simple story.
Nawaf Alghanem
I just didn't enjoy it for some reason. Although the literature is excellent.
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A prolific 19th Century author of short stories, plays, novellas, novels, fiction and non-fiction; during his lifetime Dickens became known the world over for his remarkable characters, his mastery of prose in the telling of their lives, and his depictions of the social classes, morals and values of his times. Some considered him the spokesman for the poor, for he definitely brought much awarenes ...more
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