I thought about it for a minute, and decided it made sense—a former nurses’ residence could have also housed a few young children. I told her that unlike China, most ghosts in Canada are not angry—they are people who don’t realize that they are dead, so they just go about their daily business. Probably the ghost didn’t even know the student was there. I don’t know if she was reassured by this. About a week later she told me that her mother had sent some kind of herbal incense thing which she reported working to keep the ghost at bay. I felt a little sorry for the little ghost—he was probably just going into the room to play with his toys on the floor.