This is where Phil took over the writing for this chapter, and it’s a pretty smooth transition. He would later say that he found Gravedust more difficult to write than any other regular character. I gotta say, from where I sat, it never showed!

I like that there’s a very believable reason for the ghosts to share their information with Gravedust. Note that Hookeye says “Why else would we contact ye?” declaring that it was their choice, not Gravedust supernaturally compelling them to speak.

Yes, you all caught the Hook and Smee reference, but how many of you realized there was also a Neverending Story reference in this one?