'"The cold within him froze his old
features, nipped his pointed nose,
shrivelled his cheeks, stiffened his gait,
made his eyes red, his thin lips blue, and
spoke out shrewdley in his grating
" A frosty rime
was on his head,
his eyebrows and
his wry chin"
" He carried his own low
temperature around with
him; he iced his office in
the dog days and didn't
thaw it one degree at
" External heat and
cold had little
influence on scrooge"
" No warmth could warm him,
nor wintery weather chill him.
No wind that blew was bitter
than he, no falling snow was
more intent upon its purpose,
no pelting rain less open to
" Foul weather didn't know
where to have him. The
heaviest rain, snow, hail and
sleet could boast of the
advantage over him in one
respect. They often came
down 'handsomely' and scrooge
" Even the blinds mens dogs appeared
to know him; and when they did would
tug their owners into doorways and up
courts; and then would wag their tails
as though they said ' No eye at all is
better than an evil eye dark master
" But what did Scrooge care? It was the
very thing he liked. To edge his way along
the crowded paths of life, warning all
human sympathy to keep its distance was
what the knowing one called 'nuts' to
"Scrooge had a small
fire, but the clerks fire
was so very much
smaller that it looked
like one coal."
" But he couldn't replenish
it, for scrooge kept the coal
box in his own room"
'Scrooge said 'bah' again
and followed it up with
" Why cannot we be friends' 'Good
afternoon said scrooge ' i am
sorry with all my heart, to find you
so resolute.... so a Merry
christmas uncle.' ' Good afternoon'
said Scrooge ' And a Happy new
year' ' Good afternoon' said
Heartless/ rude/ materialistic
"Are there no prisons ? ' asked
scrooge ' And the union workhouse?'
demanded scrooge 'Are they still in
operation?' ' The treadmill and the poor
law are in full vigour, then' said scrooge
' oh i was afraid,.....something had
occurred to stop them in their useful
course,' ' i am very glad to hear it'
' i wish to be left alone'
said scrooge '.....i help to
establishments i have
mentioned : the cost
enough : and those who
are badly off must go
' if they would rather die' said
scrooge ' they had better do it, and
decrease the surplus population.
besides excuse-me- i don't know
that.' 'its not mu business' scrooge
returned......'mine occupies me