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Dickens's Christmas Stories, Vol. 16 of Charles Dickens Library Edition, facing page 496.
The 1865 Christmas framed tale Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions contained Dickens's introduction and conclusion, as well as his contribution to the material within the frame, the independent short story "To Be Taken with a Grain of Salt" (since reprinted in Two Ghost Stories as "The Trial for Murder") — and further extraneous material by his lesser staff-writers at All the Year Round as the stories that her adoptive father writes for the deaf-and-dumb child. [Commentary continued below.]
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