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.
Jacob must stop where he is; and the ghost may bring him his dinner, if the ghost pleases.
said Miss Halcombe, addressing the schoolmaster; "and we little expected to find you occupied in exorcising a ghost.
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.
Nay, sir," answered Partridge, "if you are not afraid of the devil, I can't help it; but to be sure, it is natural to be surprized at such things, though I know there is nothing in them: not that it was the ghost
that surprized me, neither; for I should have known that to have been only a man in a strange dress; but when I saw the little man so frightened himself, it was that which took hold of me.
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.
Tom said we better jump out and tag along after them, because they was going our way and it wouldn't be comfortable to run across the ghost
all by ourselves.
Scrooge could not feel it himself, but this was clearly the case; for though the Ghost
sat perfectly motionless, its hair, and skirts, and tassels, were still agitated as by the hot vapour from an oven.
You have a real good terrifying Ghost
in that book?
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.
Do you think there are such things as ghosts
, Uncle Blair?