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From Justine Larbalestier’s Razorhurst:

Kelpie’s Theories of Ghosts

The dead weren’t forthcoming about their lives as ghosts. No more than the living were about the strange rituals and customs. When drinking with your mates you clink glasses. When you meet a man you shake his hand. Very few could say how those customs began or what they mean. Or explain why they close their eyes when they sneeze. Or why so many living presume they are the centre of the universe.

Kelpie had no idea why only some of the dead stayed with the living. She had no idea where the rest of the dead went. Was it the same place ghosts went when they disappeared quick as a pickpocket, only to pop back just as sudden? Was it the same place they went when they faded away forever?


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