Mel is a ghost floating in the air. She holds her right hand up to testify on a bible held by Sam, who is drinking to calm his nerves.

January 23, 1897

Elva Zona Heaster is found dead. Later, the testimony of her ghost is allowed in court and helps convict her husband of murder.

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