What is Scrooge's initial attitude toward the first spirit in A Christmas Carol?

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In Stave Two, when the spirit appears to Scrooge as was foretold by the ghost of Marley—when "the deep, dull, hollow, melancholy ONE" strikes—Scrooge is startled as the curtains around his bed are pulled back and he beholds "a strange figure—like a child" from whose head a bright jet of light shines.

Scrooge studies this vision with more concentration and observes that the strange figure only wears a tunic of white. Its long hair is also white, yet its face is that of a child. Its arms are muscular and very long; its hands, too, are large, appearing to be strong as well. Its legs are long and its feet delicately shaped. From the belt that is around the short tunic it wears, there are sparkles and glitters, first in one part, then in another, causing the figure to seem to fade and brighten in Scrooge's view. With this strange exchange of...

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