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Scrooge was coming home at night. As he looked at the door knocker, he suddenly saw the face of Marley, his long-deceased business partner. This happened without any "intermediate process of change." Suddenly Marley's face just appeared. The face was not angry, but looked to Scrooge exactly as he had in real life, with his glasses upon his forehead. The hair moved as though there were some sort of a breeze, and the open eyes did not move at all. There was something about the knocker that Scrooge found to be scary, although that was just a feeling and not a result of the face actually looking scary. As he stood looking at the face, suddenly it became a knocker again.
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