Doda's Birthday; The Faithful Record of All That Befel [Sic] a Little Girl on a Long Eventful Day

Doda's Birthday; The Faithful Record of All That Befel [Sic] a Little Girl on a Long Eventful Day

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ... quite clean and nice, but you did not know whether he would bite or not?" "But," said Doda, "I know dogs quite well. I am not frightened of any dogs." "And I," said Lord Welryth, "know ghosts quite well, but I am frightened of several kinds." "What is a ghost?" asked Doda. "It is part of what a person feels like," said lord Welryth, "left about in the air, so that other people, coming where it is, suddenly get the feeling too, or think they see the person having it. The only feelings that are thick enough to be left about in the air without getting mixed up with other ones are generally so dreadful that any one who catches them feels dreadful too, and that is why most ghosts, especially old ghosts, are dreadful, and so are so many old places and old rooms, and big old beds. Old wardrobes are dreadful, too; because long ago it sometimes happened that people used to use them to hang up there the clothes they had on when they were doing something dreadful, and they shut the wardrobe doors, so that the dreadfulness which had gone from themselves to their clothes then slowly faded out of the clothes into the cupboard, and there, when people sleep in the room, is a ghost. You have had nothing to do with this yet, but perhaps you may read about it, and now you know what it is. Ghosts are more talked about at night than by day, because it is easier to feel them then, when there is nothing else to feel. A new room where nothing ever happened, and no one ever came, is just the same at night as at day, except being dark, and any time you could shut the shutters and make it dark, and then it would be exactly the same; and so are a great many old rooms, only some are dreadful, and...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236958640
  • 9781236958648