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'That means,' said the ghost sadly, 'that you must cry for all the evil things I have done, because I have no tears. You must pray for me because I do not believe in anything.'

'And if you have always been sweet, good, and gentle, then Death will be kind and gentle to me. If you help me, you will see terrible shapes in the darkness. Wicked voices will whisper in your ear. But they cannot harm you, because evil cannot harm a little child who has done no evil.'