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his face...had begun to wear the signs of avarice
Stave 2: Scrooge's face reveals his greed or 'avarice'
golden...idol
Stave 2: A metaphor used by Belle, who was once Scrooge's fiancée, describes how Scrooge now worships money, not her.
my spirit never roved beyond our money-changing hole
Stave 1: Marley's ghost describes how greed left him focused only on money when he was alive.
a poor excuse for picking a man's pocket every twenty-fifth of December
Stave 1: Scrooge accuses Bob Cratchit of robbery when he asks not to work on Christmas Day.
I am about to raise your salary!
Stave 5: The reformed Scrooge gives Bob a pay rise.