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Scrooge: “Bah, humbug!”

5 Dec

One of the most memorable characters around the Christmas season is that of Ebenezer Scrooge.  He was introduced to us in 1843 in a novella, A Christmas Carol.  Written by Charles Dickens, Scrooge is quickly defined in the first stave:

Oh!  But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grind- stone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shriveled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice.[1]

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