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lazarius
Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2018 8:42:19 AM

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Just to make sure I understand it correctly...

https://books.google.com/books?id=f8ANAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&q=%22pinioned%20him%20in%20both%20his%20arms%22

Quote:
"No more!" cried Scrooge. "No more. I don't wish to see it. Show me no more!"
But the relentless Ghost pinioned him in both his arms, and forced him to observe what happened next.

Whose arms are those - Scrooge's or the Ghost's?

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FounDit
Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2018 10:17:02 AM

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lazarius wrote:
Just to make sure I understand it correctly...

https://books.google.com/books?id=f8ANAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&q=%22pinioned%20him%20in%20both%20his%20arms%22

Quote:
"No more!" cried Scrooge. "No more. I don't wish to see it. Show me no more!"
But the relentless Ghost pinioned him in both his arms, and forced him to observe what happened next.

Whose arms are those - Scrooge's or the Ghost's?

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Scrooge had his arms pinioned by the ghost. The image is that the ghost forced the arms of Scrooge down to his sides so he couldn't move them, and held him in this position.

We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
lazarius
Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2018 10:21:11 AM

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FounDit wrote:
Scrooge had his arms pinioned by the ghost. The image is that the ghost forced the arms of Scrooge down to his sides so he couldn't move them, and held him in this position.

Thank you very much.

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