Ghost Lantern

ghost lantern

In rural areas, every night on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month, villagers go to their ancestors' graves to light lanterns, steamed buns and fireworks. The most interesting thing is to light sky lanterns, which are also called ghost lanterns in the common saying.

One year on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month, before it got completely dark, the old man in the village couldn't wait to take the ghost lanterns he had made and go to the open space at the east end of the village to light ghost lanterns.

At that time, Lao Cao was a famous paper maker in the village. The ghost lanterns he made were the best among the dozen or so villages around here. So every night on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month, Lao Cao went to the fields to light ghost lanterns. Many people from other villages also come to watch the fun.

After Lao Cao came to the open space at the east end of the village, he saw many villagers waiting for him to light ghost lanterns. He first greeted the villagers one by one, and then came to the open space to prepare to light ghost lanterns.

At this time, a villager suddenly saw that Lao Cao's lanterns had red lampshades and green lanterns, and said to him worriedly: "Old Cao, as the old saying goes, red lampshades, green lanterns, lead Xiaobiao to Huangcheng, it seems that The green lantern you confuse might attract ghosts."

Lao Cao shuddered when he heard what he said, but he still had the courage to say: "That's an old saying. It's a lie. Where are the ghosts in the world?" As he said that, he lit a ghost lantern.

Strangely enough, after the ghost lantern ascended to the sky, it flew directly towards Lao Cao's house. The villagers chased it to Lao Cao's house and could no longer find it.

Seeing that he couldn't find the green lantern, and thinking about what the neighbor said just now, Lao Cao felt very scared. He was afraid that the lantern would really attract Xiao Biao to harm him, so he sat in the house worried and scared for most of the night. . In the second half of the night, he really dozed off and fell asleep on the ground.

Just as he was sleeping soundly, he had a terrible dream. In the dream, the scary green lantern swung back and forth in front of his eyes, and then two white hands stretched out from the lantern and grabbed at him repeatedly. He was so frightened that he ran away, but no matter how he ran, No matter how fast you go, you can't get rid of the green lantern behind you…

From then on, whenever night came, the green lantern would occupy his dreams, making him unable to rest peacefully even when he fell asleep.

Finally one day, he fell ill and took a lot of medicine, but the illness was not cured. Half a month later, he died of illness.

On the night of his death, a green lantern was seen flying away from his home…

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