At last, after 178 years the clues and questions left unanswered in Dickens' immortal classic are explored and answered. Did Scrooge really change? And how did he become "as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew." Tiny Tim lived but how did he overcome his lameness and what of his future relationship with Scrooge? Did Scrooge form a new and lasting relationship with his nephew Fred? And, did Scrooge ever encounter the beautiful Belle, the young and only love of his life? Finally, the moral obligation that Scrooge owed to Jacob Marley for his intervention that saved Scrooge from his fate is finally explored.