7Wannabe5 wrote:``It matters little,'' she said, softly. ``To you, very little. Another idol has displaced me; and if it can cheer and comfort you in time to come, as I would have tried to do, I have no just cause to grieve.''
``What Idol has displaced you?'' he rejoined.
``A golden one.''
``This is the even-handed dealing of the world!'' he said. ``There is nothing on which it is so hard as poverty; and there is nothing it professes to condemn with such severity as the pursuit of wealth!''
``You fear the world too much,'' she answered, gently.
"And as your business prospered, Ebenezer Scrooge, a golden idol took possession of your heart, as Alice said it would."