By Diana Wynne Jones
There is been an accident!Something's wrong!She does not understand who she is, and does not be aware of why she's invisibly floating during the constructions and grounds of a half-remembered boarding college. Then, to her horror, she encounters the traditional evil that 4 strange sisters have unwittingly woken -- and learns she is their merely desire opposed to a dangerous possibility.
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Sally’s presence seemed to disconcert Fenella. Her thin arms whirled. She leaned out sideways. Next second she was hanging upside down, with her knees hooked over the beam. Her face looked exasperated. “You look like a monkey,” remarked Imogen. “The evil spirit knocked me off,” Fenella said crossly, upside down. “Throw me up a skipping rope. ” “Get one for yourself,” said Cart. She was climbing into bed, and, to Sally’s astonishment, it was the one bed which was neatly made. So that meant that one of the two remaining unmade beds must be Sally’s.
Screamed Cart, bouncing from her bed. ” whirled out from her beam and landed with a jangle on the bed Cart had just left. It was a miracle that she hit the bed and did not collide with Cart on the way. But, Sally recalled shakenly, Fenella always did jump to Cart’s bed. Sometimes she hit Cart, sometimes not, but she never hurt herself, and she always looked as if she was going to miss the bed entirely. And Sally always protested. Fenella! You could kill yourself! she was saying, when Cart arrived on the Rude Rug, too, and shoved her aside.
I don’t think this was Sally,” said Julian. “Not for one moment. Come on, Cart. You go and phone. ” Fenella called after Julian as he and Cart hurried to the door. ” What do you think I was, then? Sally yelled after him. Six Julian and Cart were gone a long time. For the first ten minutes everyone sat quiet and tense. For the second ten minutes everyone fidgeted. Howard built a pile of Scrabble letters, and Imogen made a swift, bold drawing of him doing it. It was quite like him, Sally thought, watching over Imogen’s shoulder.
The Time of the Ghost by Diana Wynne Jones