Chapter 9 Summary

In Chapter 9, Ossie tells Ava the story of Louis, the young man who died in the dredger boat that the sisters recently discovered. Louis is also the so-called ghost that Ossie had made contact with through her Ouija board.

Louis was born to an unmarried woman who died while giving birth. Louis almost died too. He was born blue because he was not breathing. The doctor who delivered the baby brought Louis back to life and then gave the baby to an agency that dealt with orphans.

Louis was taken to the Midwest, where he was adopted by a cold-hearted, uncaring man who put Louis to work at an early age on his farm and kept Louis working until Louis gained the courage to run away at age seventeen.


(The entire section is 549 words.)