Bearing An Hourglass Author:Piers Anthony It all began with a Ghost " I'm a ghost," Gawain repeated. " Here, I'll demonstrate." — He extended his hand. Norton clasped it. expecting a crushing grip-and encountered air. He touched Gawain's arm, and his hand passed through without resistance, disappearing into the man's body. — " You certainly are, " he agreed ruefully. " You look so solid-"... more »
"Do I?" Gawain asked, becoming translucent.
Norton shook his head. " I never met a real-live-uh-"
" Real at any rate." Gawain laughed firming up to solid semblance again. " Norton, I like you. I'd have enjoyed your company when I was alive. I think I have a favor to ask of you."
" I'll do any man a favor. But U don't think there's much-"
" I need an heir," the ghost said. " The dragon cut me off before I could take care of that myself. So I want you to take my wife and give me a son."« less