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SCROOGESociety to Curtail Ridiculous, Outrageous and Ostentatious Gift Exchanges
SCROOGEStudents Christmas Rush for Oodles and Oodles of Goodies Etc.
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I was afraid, from what you said at first, that something had occurred to stop them in their useful course,' said Scrooge.
If they would rather die,' said Scrooge, `they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.
Scrooge returned his labours with an improved opinion of himself, and in a more facetious temper than was usual with him.
The ancient tower of a church, whose gruff old bell was always peeping slily down at Scrooge out of a Gothic window in the wall, became invisible, and struck the hours and quarters in the clouds, with tremulous vibrations afterwards as if its teeth were chattering in its frozen head up there.
With an ill-will Scrooge dismounted from his stool, and tacitly admitted the fact to the expectant clerk in the Tank, who instantly snuffed his candle out, and put on his hat.
It's not convenient,' said Scrooge, `and it's not fair.
And yet,' said Scrooge, `you don't think me ill-used, when I pay a day's wages for no work.
said Scrooge, buttoning his great-coat to the chin.
The clerk promised that he would; and Scrooge walked out with a growl.
It was old enough now, and dreary enough, for nobody lived in it but Scrooge, the other rooms being all let out as offices.
It is also a fact, that Scrooge had seen it, night and morning, during his whole residence in that place; also that Scrooge had as little of what is called fancy about him as any man in the city of London, even including -- which is a bold word -- the corporation, aldermen, and livery.
It was not angry or ferocious, but looked at Scrooge as Marley used to look: with ghostly spectacles turned up on its ghostly forehead.