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'That's no reason for existing, and you know you have been very wicked. Mrs Umney told us, the first day we arrived here, that you had killed your wife.'

'Well, of course I did,' said the Ghost, 'but that was completely a family affair. No one else was involved.'

'It is very wrong to kill anyone,' said Virginia, who sometimes had a sweet Puritan seriousness, which she must have got from some old New England ancestor.