"Is that the chance and hope you mentioned, Jacob?"
"You will be haunted by three spirits."
Stave Two: The First of the Three Spirits
One of Scrooges employees wants time off for the holiday. So he gives him the day off, only if he comes in early the next day. He walks home and sees his nephew Fred. Fred loves Christmas and was so happy to spread holiday cheer. Scrooge got mad because of he was sick of hearing his Christmas spirit. When he gets home he sees his old business partners face on his door. His name was Marley and he died 7 years ago. Later when he was ready for bed, Marley's ghost appeared. Marley said "You will be haunted by three spirits."