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Today’s podcast is from The Barefoot Book of Giants, Ghosts and Goblins. In “The Drinking Companions,” a man named Hsu likes to go fishing, and always pours a little bit of his wine into the river in honor of those who have drowned. One day, a mysterious young man appears and helps Hsu catch a pile of fish. Be sure to tune in to find who Hsu’s new friend is, and read on for a chance to win!

In this story, Hsu gives wine to the spirits of the drowned. What is a superstition that you believe in? Leave a comment below and you’ll be entered to win a copy of The Barefoot Book of Giants, Ghosts and Goblins. The contest closes Tuesday, June 26 at midnight EST and Wednesday, June 27 at 5am GMT.

Here are some fun facts about ghosts:

  • Ghosts are thought to be the soul of deceased person that haunts a particular location, object or person it was associated with in life.
  • Mentions of “ghosts” or similar spirits of the dead appear in almost every culture from antiquity through modern day.
  • Most descriptions of ghosts claim that their bodies consist of a misty, airy material. Many people who claim to have seen a ghost say that they do not have feet!
  • The word “ghost” is thought to be derived from the Old Norse word “geisa,” which means “to rage.”

 

 

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