The next part of the story revolves around the wedding plans of Tackleton and what comes after that. Tackleton plans to marry May, who is Edward’s sweetheart. May does not like Tackleton and somehow wants to get rid of the marriage. On the eve of the planned wedding, Tackleton says to Peerybingle that his dear wife is cheating on him and manages to show him a secret scene where Dot embraces the mysterious stranger, who is in disguise as an old man and he is much younger to that. Thus creates a doubt in Peerybingle` mind, but he loves his wife so much that after giving much a thought, he decides to relieve his wife from their marriage act.
At this decision, Dot is surprised and she shows that she has always been faithful to her husband. The mysterious man was none other than Edward, who returned in disguise. Just hours before the arranged marriage, Edward and May gets married. Even though Tackleton feels bad first, his heart melts for May and lets her to live with Edward.
Here Dickens, in the end symbolizes the happy ending with Christmas time. Just like Christmas is the season for enjoying and forgiving, similarly Tackleton also melts his heart and forgives May, whom he loved and lost to Edward.
A beautiful Christmas novel by Dickens, that was read and accepted by millions for this simple love story for the season.