That impudent fellow Dubois scolded him for squeezing so many louis out of the good Regent. The yellow creature attempted to deny the fact. 'Nay, cried Dubois, 'you cannot contradict me: I see their very ghosts in your face." While my companion was thus amusing herself, Noce, unconscious of her panegyric on his personal attractions, joined us.
Bourdon stumbled and fell, and Edwards lavished some blows upon him that must have satisfied the bois brûlé that ghosts have a most solid corporeal existence. Then Edwards returned and captured the keg of powder. He assured the Lindsleys that the superstitious half-breeds would never again venture within five miles of a house that was guarded by the Holy Virgin and the devil in partnership.
It came back at intervals to comfort the mummy." "That's nothing to do with what we call ghosts," Freddy said, "and no one but the mummy is supposed to have been visited by it. It took the form of a bird with human hands and head; it was called the ba." "Oh, my friendly ba!" Meg said.
A third witness, a woman, was shown the treasure by Mirabel. The narrator here makes the important reflection that Providence could not allow a ghost to appear merely to enrich a foolish peasant. Why should the behaviour of ghosts be an exception? Other witnesses swore to corroborating circumstances.
They came like ghosts, like ghosts they disappeared, And since that day all mouths are closed to me. In vain I seek to construe from your looks Which hath prevailed my cause's innocence And my friends' zeal or my foes' cursed counsel. Oh, break this silence! let me know the worst; What have I still to fear, and what to hope. PAULET. Close your accounts with heaven.
One saw its offspring in the troops of thin white souls that hurry, like ghosts, down the avenues of Life. Again Professor Theobald's stealthy glance was directed towards Mrs. Temperley. "He is as determined to analyse me as if I were a chemical compound," she said to herself. "Perhaps we may as well join the group," suggested Lord Engleton.
There is something memorable in the experience to be had by going into a fair ground that stands at the edge of a Middle Western town on a night after the annual fair has been held. The sensation is one never to be forgotten. On all sides are ghosts, not of the dead, but of living people. Here, during the day just passed, have come the people pouring in from the town and the country around.
Seal his sight and stifle his breath, Cover his breast with the gemmed shroud pressed; From north to north, from west to west, Wave, O wings of the Little Death! Till the white moon reels in the cracking skies, And the ghosts of God arise. Lazarus From Lazarus and the Gentleman from San Francisco. Published by The Stratford Company. By permission of the publishers.
I left the lanthorn burning whilst I made sure my bed was all right, and lay musing, feeling extremely melancholy; the hardest part was the thought of those two men watching in the cabin. The most fantastic alarms possessed me. Suppose their ghosts came to the ship at midnight, and, entering their bodies, quickened them into walking?
Stott," I said. "If you find any ghosts in the dark corners, you must not come to me with any complaints." "I sleep sound, sir," she answered, "and I don't think any ghosts will trouble me in the daytime. So thank you, sir; I will bring over a few things and stay here, if you please." "Very good; here is the key of the back door," I answered; and in five minutes more I was trudging Londonward.