Ebenezer Scrooge: And be good enough to leave me alone during business hours.

Nephew Fred: Seven o'clock on Christmas Eve? That's not business hours, that's drudgery for the sake of it, and an insult to all men of goodwill.

Bob Cratchit: Here, here!

Nephew Fred: [surprised] Thank you, Bob Cratchit.

Ebenezer Scrooge: [slowly turns to Cratchit] Another word from you, Cratchit, and you will celebrate Christmas by losing your position.

Bob Cratchit: Yes, Sir. Sorry, Mr. Scrooge.

Ebenezer Scrooge: [turning back to Fred] You're quite a powerful speaker, Sir. I wonder you don't go into politics. You're fool enough.”

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