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Then came also the ghost of Theban Teiresias, with his golden sceptre in his hand.
This,' I answered, 'must be as it may please heaven, but tell me and tell me and tell me true, I see my poor mother's ghost close by us; she is sitting by the blood without saying a word, and though I am her own son she does not remember me and speak to me; tell me, Sir, how I can make her know me.
Any ghost that you let taste of the blood will talk with you like a reasonable being, but if you do not let them have any blood they will go away again.
On this the ghost of Teiresias went back to the house of Hades, for his prophecyings had now been spoken, but I sat still where I was until my mother came up and tasted the blood.
Mother,' said I, 'I was forced to come here to consult the ghost of the Theban prophet Teiresias.
Then I tried to find some way of embracing my poor mother's ghost.
When they were within two paces of each other, Marley's Ghost held up its hand, warning him to come no nearer.
He had been quite familiar with one old ghost, in a white waistcoat, with a monstrous iron safe attached to its ankle, who cried piteously at being unable to assist a wretched woman with an infant, whom it saw below, upon a door-step.
Scrooge closed the window, and examined the door by which the Ghost had entered.
While I toiled up the fore-shrouds the Ghost slowly paid off.
Once more the Ghost bore away before the storm, this time so submerging herself that for some seconds I thought she would never reappear.
As before, the Ghost swung out of the trough, lifting her deck again out of the sea, and dashed before the howling blast.
A strong hand gripped me, and when the Ghost finally emerged, I found that I owed my life to Johnson.
Johnson shouted in my ear, as we successfully came through the attendant deluge, and I knew he referred, not to Wolf Larsen's seamanship, but to the performance of the Ghost herself.
Hove to under this short canvas, our decks were comparatively free of water, while the Ghost bobbed and ducked amongst the combers like a cork.