Scrooge and I used to sit to deep into the night at times, discussing our business in the old counting house. As your erudite readers may recall, Scrooge and Marley was a simple business: we bought and sold and hoped to make a profit. At one stage we were in linen; it was profitable if one kept a tight rein on costs. And that is where the rub often lay; for Scrooge and I were often at variance about exactly what the real cost price of our stock was… (more)

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