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Ghosts And Spirits
Descriptions of ghosts and spirits throughout the world.

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Cairn Maiden


Appearing at harvest time, this beautiful, golden haired girl watches the harvesters swinging their scythes through the open corn and, towards the close of day, appears in the path of the lad who looks the most handsome and virile. On and on she lures him, enticing him to cut every sheaf left in the meadow until midnight, when he becomes faint with exhaustion. Then, she faces him, and saying that her own sickle needs sharpening, neatly slices off his head.