Hear this snoring Scrooge! Sleeping to escape the nightmare that is his waking day. What shall I bring to him now? I’m afraid nothing would astonish old Scrooge now. Not after what he’s seen.
Then I’ll have the bell strike twelve. And then one again . . . and then nothing. Nothing . . . [Laughs] nothing will . . . astonish him. I think it will work.
one! one! this is it: time. NOTHING!
Hello. How should I call you?Never.
Ebenezer Scrooge. Come in, come in! Come in and know me better!I am the Ghost of Christmas Present. Look upon me.
I don’t think I have. I’m afraid I’ve not. Have you had many brothers, Spirit?
More than eighteen hundred.
A tremendous family to provide for! [Present stands] Spirit, conduct me where you will. I went forth last night on compulsion and learned a lesson which is working now. Tonight, if you have aught to teach me, let me profit by it