Ghost, dead, death, soul
Aldrig kunde dog hans gode Hjerte troe en saadan; ja, da han til sidst døde og kom ned i den store Marmorkiste, fik han dog ingen Ro og man siger, han vandrer endnu om paa Jorden, som en usalig Aand, fordi han aldrig fik sin Længsel stillet.
The good, innocent king in "Et Børne-Eventyr" ("A children's fairytale") in the travelogue Skyggebilleder ("Rambles", 1831) will give his daughter away to a man, that can tell him a lie, which he realizes is a lie. That doesn't happen in his lifetime, even though the court lied all that it could, and therefore, according to the legend, he wanders about as an unhappy spirit. A ghost, that can be set free by an irresistible lie – and the traveling Andersen can tell such a lie to the ghost, who suddenly appears. Andersen has seen a terrible play at the theatre: "Drei Tage aus dem Leben eines Spielers" by Victor Ducange, tells. He tells the play's story to the old king, and he realizes that that must be a lie. Such things do not happen in real life.