The first spirit is the Ghost of Christmas Past. The spirit escorts Scrooge on a journey into the past to see the Christmas’ before. Scrooge revisits both happy and sad times from his childhood and apprenticeship. They finally revisit his engagement to Belle. Belle was a woman who left Scrooge because of his lust for money. Scrooge is deeply moved, and he shed tears of regret before the spirit returned him to his bed.