No beggars implored him to bestow a trifle, no children asked him what it was o’clock, no man or woman ever once in all his life inquired the way to such and such a place, of Scrooge.
He then made bold to inquire what business brought him there.
"Long Past?" inquired Scrooge: observant of its dwarfish stature.
"You recollect the way?" inquired the Spirit.
"When did he die?" inquired another.
Bob told them of the extraordinary kindness of Mr. Scrooge’s nephew, whom he had scarcely seen but once, and who, meeting him in the street that day, and seeing that he looked a little—"just a little down you know," said Bob, inquired what had happened to distress him.
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