Later that evening, Scrooge returned to his cold apartment, but he received a chilling visitation from the ghost of his dead partner. Marley was also a greedy man, but his greed on earth had led to a horrible afterlife. Marley doesn’t want his friend Scrooge to share the same fate. He informs Scrooge that he will be visited by three spirits in the night. Scrooge promptly falls into a deep sleep.