T. B. Marshall is a retired school teacher that has a long history with the 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. He played the main character in a school play, and participated in a number of productions of the book in various roles over the years. Most recently he played a couple of minor roles in Scrooge: The Musical.
About the Story
The reason behind this paraquel novella is because through all of those productions, he began to wonder why would Jacob Marley want to help his former partner. After all, if Jacob was also an uncaring soul that did not celebrate Christmas himself, why would he agree to help change the demeanor of Ebenezer Scrooge. This is that interpretation of his role in transforming Scrooge to the Father Christmas figure he would become.
Scrooge stared in disbelief. Marley stared back. He could see the trembling in Ebenezer’s body, the fear in his eyes, something Jacob had never seen before in his old partner.