An excerpt from the book \"A Christmas Carol\" by Charles Dickens
English (North American)
Middle Aged (35-54)
US General American (GenAm)
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Molly was dead to begin with. There is no doubt, whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it, and Scrooge's name was good upon change for anything he chose to put his hand to old Marley was dead as a door. Now mind, I don't mean to say that I know of my own knowledge. What there is particularly dead about a doornail. I might have been inclined myself to regard a coffin nail as the deadest piece of iron mongering in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile, and Mayan hollowed hands shall not disturb it or the country's done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat emphatically that Marley was as dead as a doornail.