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Another Ghost Story

分类:英语民间故事   更新:2016/9/23   来源:网络

  There was once an indian woman named Devi. Indian people usually have sacred and great names related to god. A "Devi" is a female Deva (heavenly being), and the name bears great meaning. Sometimes, Indians name their children after Indra (the mythological1 king of the abode3 of the gods) in hopes that they will be better humans.

  This indian woman Devi had a young son named lahuve. The mother and child had to flee their home, which was occupied by an evil spirit that had killed many members of their family, including Devi's parents-in-law and lahuve's six uncles. Therefore, she decided4 to take her teenage son away from the haunted house for they were the sole survivors5 in their family. Devi took her son to another place, where she ran a business for a living.

  Several years later, Lahuve, now grown up, asked his mother: "mom! Where did we come from? My friends always ask me this question and I don't know how to answer them. Ihey want to know why we left our ancestral house." Indian people, like the chinese, the aulacese and other people in Asia, highly treasure their ancestral homes.

  Thus, his mother told him this story: "In our old abode, eight members of our family were killed by a ghost. Fearing that we would be his next victims, I decided that we shouldn't live there anymore for it would bring us harm." And Lahuve said, "Well! What's so strange about people dying in a house? Where there is birth, there will be death. People die when their time comes. They have already died. Why should we leave our ancestral home? We should return; nothing will happen to us!" His bravery was so convincing that his mother finally consented. They then packed their luggage and went home.

  Nevertheless, fear dwelled in Devi's heart. Every day, she would make offerings to the ghost before each meal, and lahuve was very curious about her behavior.

  One day, Devi prepared one of her son's favorite dishes, and he wanted to have the gh

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