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She shuddered when she heard little Jammes speak of the ghost, called her a "silly little fool" and then, as she was the first to believe in ghosts in general, and the Opera ghost in particular, at once asked for details:
The ghost had appeared to them in the shape of a gentleman in dress-clothes, who had suddenly stood before them in the passage, without their knowing where he came from.
Jacob must stop where he is; and the ghost may bring him his dinner, if the ghost pleases."
Strange to say, in spite of the general foreboding, nothing of especial moment happened on the Ghost. We ran on to the north and west till we raised the coast of Japan and picked up with the great seal herd.
As soon as the play, which was Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, began, Partridge was all attention, nor did he break silence till the entrance of the ghost; upon which he asked Jones, "What man that was in the strange dress; something," said he, "like what I have seen in a picture.
"The first ghost that came was that of my comrade Elpenor, for he had not yet been laid beneath the earth.
We was thinking of that awful thing laying yonder in the sycamores, and it seemed like being that close to a ghost, and it give me the cold shudders.
Upon its coming in, the dying flame leaped up, as though it cried `I know him; Marley's Ghost!' and fell again.
That, being white, would be more suitable for a Ghost, supposing it wished to welter!"
Desecrated as the body is, a vengeful ghost survives and hovers over it to scare.
"No, not the Family Ghost. I never saw beautiful, broken-hearted Emily yet.
"Now, I listened, answering nothing; but when all had done, I asked to see the club which should be given to him who dared to face the Amatongo, the spirits who lived in the forest upon the Ghost Mountain.