Ancient Tales and Folk-Lore of Japan
Hasunuma, his wife, and KÅnojÅ held a consultation. They were quite prepared that O Kei should marry, and KÅnojÅ did not object.
All things being settled, the ghost-girl held out her hand to KÅnojÅ saying:
'This is the last time you will touch the hand of O Ko. Farewell, my dear parents! Farewell to you all! I am about to pass away.'
Then she fainted away, and seemed dead, and remained thus for half an hour; while the others, overcome with the strange and weird things which they had seen and heard, sat round her, hardly uttering a word.
At the end of half an hour the body came to life, and standing up, said:
'Dear parents, have no more fear for me. I am perfectly well again; but I have no idea how I got down from my sick-room i