"Hallo!" growled Scrooge "What do you mean by coming ere at this time of day?"
"I am very sorry, sir," said Bob. "I am very behind my time."
"You are?" repeated Scrooge. "Yes, I think you are. Step this way, sir, if you please."
"It's only once a year, sir,"pleaded Bob, "It shall not be repeated. I was making rather merry yesterday, sir."
"Now, I'll tell you what, my friend," said Scrooge, "I am not going to stand this sort of thing any longer. And therefore, "he continued," and therefore, I am about to raise your salary!"
"A Merry Christmas, Bob!" "A merrier Christmas, Bob, my good fellow, than I have give you for many a year! I'll raise your salary, and endeavor to assist your struggling family, and we will discuss your affairs this very afternoon, over a Christmas bowl of smoking bishop, Bob! Make up the fires, and bu another coal-scuttle before you dot another i, Bob Cratchit!"
And so....as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, EveryOne!