Page 84. " we need an assembly "
Public DomainAssembly - Credit: Eric Draper

An assembly is a meeting in which the people present can debate subjects of mutual interest, vote and plan. Important announcements are often made to an assembly.

Page 88. " What does that mean but nightmares? "

Public DomainNightmares - Credit: Thomas Burke, after Henry Fuseli

Children are thought to experience nightmares more than adults. Nightmares can generally be classified into four categories: being chased, falling, being attacked, or being stuck.

Page 94. " He says the beast comes out of the sea "

The figure of the beast also appears in the Bible:

And  I stood upon the sand of the sea and saw a beast rise up out of the sea having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy

Revelations 13: 1


The word in Greek literally means "wild animal."

Page 100. " Are there ghosts, Piggy? "
Public DomainGhost - Credit: William Hope

People have wondered about the existence of ghosts throughout man's history. A ghost is an apparition of a dead person that may be visible to the living. Traditionally ghosts are seen as spirits stuck between this realm and the next, often as a result of tragedy or trauma. Many ghost hunters and psychics believe that such spirits don't know they are dead; they exist in a kind of limbo in which they haunt the scenes of their death or visit locations that were important to them in life. Ghosts have been reported all over the world.