I was reminded of A Christmas Carol, when scrooge is allowed to see his own life, altered.
Bob Cratchit, the clerk who is the father of Tiny Tim and who meekly serves scrooge, is paid fifteen shillings a week.
As Reagan understood, in American politics, Santa Claus usually beats scrooge.
But Greene is a scrooge next to Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rick Scott.
Finally, a score or so of films have been made of the story, some called A Christmas Carol and others, simply, scrooge.
scrooge followed in the shadow of its dress, which bore him up, he thought, and carried him along.
Topper, a bachelor.Dick Wilkins, a fellow apprentice of scrooge's.
It has been done in your name, or at least in that of your family,' said scrooge.
Nobody ever stopped him in the street to say, with gladsome looks, 'My dear scrooge, how are you?
scrooge resumed his labours with an improved opinion of himself, and in more facetious temper than was usual with him.
[ultimately fr late 16th-century scruze, ''squeeze,'' perhaps a blend of screw and squeeze]