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"A Christmas Carol" > Stave V - The End of It

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This is for discussing "The End of It".

message 2: by theduckthief (last edited Dec 16, 2008 02:36PM) (new)

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I can't believe how short this book is but it was very enjoyable. A nice little snack of a book.

I wondered what a smoking bishop was but then I turned to the internets.

The drink is hot, spiced wine, something like a hot sangria, scented with oranges and infused with port.

Apparently people back in the 1800s enjoyed a range of “clerical drinks.” Pope = burgundy, Cardinal is champagne or rye, Archbishop is claret, Bishop is port. Very cool. The next time I have champagne I'll be sure to ask for a glass of Cardinal.

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