In "A Christmas Carol", explain carefully how Bob Cratchit refers to Scrooge.  What does he say?

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Bob Cratchit is very respectful of Mr. Scrooge.  When he is celebrating Christmas with his family, he offers a toast in his honor.  His wife is not as charitable as he is about his miserly boss.  However, Bob Cratchit keeps his respectful tone and chides his wife into wishing Scrooge well for the sake of Christmas. He is very loyal to Mr. Scrooge even tough he is abused by him.

"'Mr Scrooge!' said Bob; 'I'll give you Mr Scrooge, the Founder of the Feast!'    'The Founder of the Feast indeed!' cried Mrs Cratchit, reddening. 'I wish I had him here. I'd give him a piece of my mind to feast upon, and I hope he'd have a good appetite for it.'    'My dear,' said Bob, 'the children! Christmas Day." (Dickens) 

"It should be Christmas Day, I am sure,' said she, 'on which one drinks the health of such an odious, stingy, hard, unfeeling man as Mr Scrooge. You know he is, Robert. Nobody knows it better than you do, poor fellow." (Dickens)

"My dear,' was Bob's mild answer, 'Christmas Day." (Dickens) 

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