[This Was True Enough, Though It Did Not Throw Any Light Upon My Perplexity. If We Had Heard Of It To Start With, It Is Possible That All The Family Would Have Considered The Possession Of A Ghost A Distinct Advantage. It Is The Fashion Of The Times. We Never Think What A Risk It Is To Play With Young Imaginations, But Cry Out, In The Fashionable Jargon, 'A Ghost! - Nothing Else Was Wanted To Make It Perfect.' I Should Not Have Been Above This Myself. I Should Have Smiled, Of Course, At The Idea Of The Ghost At All, But Then To Feel That It Was Mine Would Have Pleased My Vanity. Oh, Yes, I Claim No Exemption. The Girls Would Have Been Delighted. I Could Fancy Their Eagerness, Their Interest, And Excitement. No; If We Had Been Told, It Would Have Done No Good - We Should Have Made The Bargain All The More Eagerly, The Fools That We Are. ("The Open Door")]

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