Another of his sources of fearful pleasure was to pass long winter evenings with the old Dutch wives, as they sat spinning by the fire, with a row of apples roasting and spluttering along the hearth, and listen to their marvellous tales of ghosts
and goblins, and haunted fields, and haunted brooks, and haunted bridges, and haunted houses, and particularly of the headless horseman, or Galloping Hessian of the Hollow, as they sometimes called him.
Yes, but, Huck, ghosts
don't travel around only at night.
Or would you know,' pursued the Ghost
, `the weight and length of the strong coil you bear yourself?
But the young ladies soon persuaded themselves that the ghost
had several heads, which he changed about as he pleased.
that you let taste of the blood will talk with you like a reasonable being, but if you do not let them have any blood they will go away again.
Then you think," I continued aloud, "that we ought sometimes to ask a Ghost
to sit down?
Yours is not the first story of a ghost
and a pencil that I have heard.
Accounting for the uncommon behavior of ghosts
, Heine mentions
It was sufficiently surprising, no doubt, for just ahead, and almost at the roadside, though inside the cemetery, stood the ghost
of Hetty Parlow.
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.
is considered the fastest schooner in both the San Francisco and Victoria fleets.
Jacob must stop where he is; and the ghost
may bring him his dinner, if the ghost