terrific blog Ivebeenreadinglately quoting from Cyril Connolly's "The Rock Pool"--
"At the main road Toni turned round. "You must walk back with me to my room, Rascasse--because--because--"
"Because I am afraid of a ghost there."
"What kind of ghost?"
"Oh, well--she is a woman with very red hair, very cold, sometimes she is thin and sometimes she is fat. She comes very close and goes away at the same time like a pendule. She is the ghost of a mountain in Finland and she wants me to go back because I promised never to leave her."
The midnight bus from Nice could not have arrived more opportunely..."