The Phantom Lover Author:Elizabeth Mansfield A light appeared in her bed-chamber, Then took the form of a man, then spoke... "You must leave Thornedene" said the ghost; then added, more gently, "I come again to warn you, not to harm you. I may never touch you, any more than a shadow may..." — "What does that signify?" Nell asked. "Since you are dead, you can have no need or inclination to ... more »touch me anyway."
"You can't know much about men-or ghosts-or how delightful you look in that nightdress, if you believe that," he said with disturbing sincerity.
Nell blushed and pulled the bedclothes over her. For a long moment, neither of them spoke. Then, as suddenly as it had appeared, the ghostly figure was gone...« less