“He was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone Scrooge.!“
“Bah!” said Scrooge. “Humbug!”
"Marley was dead: to begin with. There was no doubt whatever about that. "old Marley was as dead as a door nail"
“If they would rather die”, said Scrooge, “they had better die and decrease the surplus population.”
"a squeezing wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!" "Even the blindmens dog appeared to know him""oh! but he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, scrooge!""hard and sharp as flint"
“Meanwhile the fog and darkness thickened so.”
“Scrooge, having his key in the lock of the door, saw in the knocker, without its undergoing any intermediate process of change - not a knocker, but Marley’s face.”