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Helping the Ghost

'That means,' said the ghost sadly, 'that you must weep with me for my sins, because I have no tears, and you must pray with me because I do not believe.'

'And then, if you have always been sweet, good, and gentle, the Angel of Death will have mercy on me. You will see terrible shapes in the darkness, and wicked voices will whisper in your ear. But they cannot harm you, because Hell has no power over a pure little child.'