What were young Scrooge's days like in boarding school?

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Scrooge is very happy when his sister Fan comes to take him from boarding school, a scene the Ghost of Christmas Past has him revisit. Fan, who is younger than Scrooge is, comes in overjoyed and says:

“I have come to bring you home, dear brother!” said the child, clapping her tiny hands, and bending down to laugh. “To bring you home, home, home!”

When we learn some details of the boarding school, we come to understand that it was a miserable place, where the students were kept frightened, ill fed, and cold. For example, the schoolmaster puts Scrooge in "a dreadful state of...

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