For several months, there had been nothing discussed at the Opera but this ghost in dress-clothes who stalked about the building, from top to bottom, like a shadow, who spoke to nobody, to whom nobody dared speak and who vanished as soon as he was seen, no one knowing how or where.
The truth is that the idea of the skeleton came from the description of the ghost given by Joseph Buquet, the chief scene-shifter, who had really seen the ghost.
Dempster." said Miss Halcombe, addressing the schoolmaster; "and we little expected to find you occupied in exorcising a ghost. What does it all mean?
"That wicked boy has been frightening the whole school, Miss Halcombe, by declaring that he saw a ghost yesterday evening," answered the master; "and he still persists in his absurd story, in spite of all that I can say to him."
It was our duty to sail the Ghost
well to leeward of the last lee boat, so that all the boats should have fair wind to run for us in case of squalls or threatening weather.
Who would think, by looking in the king's face, that he had ever committed a murder?" He then enquired after the ghost
; but Jones, who intended he should be surprized, gave him no other satisfaction, than, "that he might possibly see him again soon, and in a flash of fire."
"Thus, then, did we sit and hold sad talk with one another, I on the one side of the trench with my sword held over the blood, and the ghost
of my comrade saying all this to me from the other side.
It was coming down the road--coming in the shadder of the trees, and you couldn't see it good; not till it was pretty close to us; then it stepped into a bright splotch of moonlight and we sunk right down in our tracks--it was Jake Dunlap's ghost
! That was what we said to ourselves.
Scrooge asked the question, because he didn't know whether a ghost
so transparent might find himself in a condition to take a chair; and felt that in the event of its being impossible, it might involve the necessity of an embarrassing explanation.
"You have a real good terrifying Ghost
in that book?" I hinted.
Do you know, I have been trysting here with ghosts
Beware, little man, lest the ghosts
use the club on you!' So they spoke, but one girl in the kraal --she is a granddaughter of the old woman--led me aside, praying me not to go, for the forest on the Ghost
Mountain had an evil name: none dared walk there, since it was certainly full of spirits, who howled like wolves.