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<<3. Work houses and orphanages. We don't have those any more. Cities used to be littered with them. >>


The work houses have been closed? Things were far better in the time of Dickens:


'Are there no prisons?"

'Plenty of prisons,' said the gentleman, laying down the pen again.
'And the Union workhouses.' demanded Scrooge. 'Are they still in operation?'


'Both very busy, sir.'

'Oh. I was afraid, from what you said at first, that something had occurred to stop them in their useful course,' said Scrooge. 'I'm very glad to hear it.'





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