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The ghostly presence of Alice that lingers about the house

An excerpt from Chapter 15, “The Scowl and Smile,” that suggests the ghostly presence of Alice that lingers about the house

. . . Hepzibah involuntarily thought of the ghostly harmonies, prelusive of death in the family, which were attributed to the legendary Alice. But it was, perhaps, proof of the agency of other than spiritual fingers, that, after a few touches, the chords seemed to snap asunder with their own vibrations, and the music ceased. (Chapter 15)


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