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Charles Dickens, who is best known for writing “A Christmas Carol” for nearly 170 years ago, is back in the spotlight after a 150-year-old letter written by the british author, was recently discovered.
The letter was addressed to the Great Western Railway company, after a new fire destroyed the turkey, news agency, SWNS reports. In the railroad’s trailer caught fire and its contents were destroyed in the area of Hanwell Station in west London.
The turkey, which weighed in at nearly 30 pounds, and SWNS added to it, it was to be served, and for Dickens’ a holiday dinner. After the discovery of the turkey is to be destroyed, Dickens wrote in a letter to his presentation, a tour manager, George Dolby, to Nov. 24, 1869, to write, in all capitals: “WHERE IS the TURKEY? THIS IS NOT THE PLACE!”
This is the recently discovered 150-year-old letter reveals how Charles Dickens’s last Christmas ever, it was spoiled when a fire destroyed his festive turkey. It looks like the “Oliver Twist” and “Hard Times” the author may not have enjoyed his last Christmas dinner after the turkey has been burnt in a train blaze. (Credit: SWNS)
CHRISTMAS SQUIRREL WILL JUMP DOWN THE CHIMNEY, AND IT WAS
GWR chief inspector, J. C, Kingett sent Dickens an apology letter to Dickens, said on Feb. 1, 1870:
“Sir, – in answer to your letter I beg to say that I have no doubt in my christmas fare was to be destroyed by a collision.
“I was in the loss, with unbroken good humour, in the direction of the Great Western Railway company. Faithfully Yours, Charles Dickens.”
Surprisingly enough, the turkey was thought to be partially saved, with the charred remains were distributed to the people of Reading, Berks., for sixpence a share.
In the letter, which was delivered by Kingett is in the vicinity of Paddington station, which was eventually published in the Great Western magazine in 1908, at the age of 38, after Dickens’s death. It has recently been discovered at the National Railway Museum in York, england, while doing a routine check.
FILE – In this Dec. 5, 2012 file photo, a blue plaque can be seen from the outside Charles Dickens’ house, which is part of the Charles Dickens Museum in London, england.
“Every now and then, we have the good fortune to discover a hidden gem in our railway archive-National Railway Museum’s curator, Ed Bartholomew said in a comment that has been acquired by SWNS. “Dickens was a famous man, who is the biggest celebrity he had Kingett], it would have to be dealt with on the property of the office.”
It is a tragedy that the “Oliver Twist”,” the author would never have another Christmas. He passed away on the 9th of June, 1870, five years to the day that he was killed in a different track, crash, 10 people have been killed and injured-40.
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