It couldn't be real, and yet... she remembered the train whistle and the ghostly voice of Nick.
A like ghostly informer figures in Brittany folklore.
Common people would not thus be provided with a ghostly retinue, but their simpler funeral ceremonies were as far as they went similar to those of their monarch.
The survivors believe that the ghostly ogre, being so well provided for, will abstain from haunting them.
At the same time the ko (" life," "activity," and almost "ghost,") which clung to the neighbourhood of the tomb and enjoyed the ghosts of offerings in ghostly fashion, had some of the independent enterprise which the bai possessed in abundance.
For only thus can we explain how his figure acquires numerous superhuman and ghostly traits, which cannot be explained by any particular historical phenomenon on which it may have been based.