Great Snacks in Literature

Illustration from a 1915 edition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, by Arthur Rackham, a famous late Victorian/Edwardian book illustrator. Ilustration is from the scene that Scrooge views in the Cratchit household whilst being escorted by the ghost of Christmas Present.

“In half a minute Mrs. Cratchit entered—flushed, but smiling proudly—with the pudding, like a speckled cannon-ball, so hard and firm, blazing in half of half-a-quartern of ignited brandy, and bedight with Christmas holly stuck into the top.” [Dickens, A Christmas Carol]

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We know our letters just fine, and we know our numbers to a certain point, but books were always the realm of four-eyed poindexters with bowler hats and cravats. That’s why it pleases us so that America’s proud illiterates are finally stepping up and pushing back against the crushing tide of education that threatens to swallow us all into its gaping maw of checked facts. Champions of the Ignorantiat will not like it here.
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