Ghosts Hide from Jiang Sanmang
Mr.Yao’an? heard a story told by Mr. Run Sheng ,his great grandfather . In Jing City?there was a man called Jiang Sanmang,bold and simple-minded .

One day, having heard that a man named Yu Dingbo had sold a ghost for money, Jiang said happily : “ What a pity that so far I got to know ghosts can be caught !However ,If I catch a ghost one night and spit it into a goat which can be sold on the market the next dawn, the money I get will be enough to be paid for my meat and wine a day.

Then he began to hide in a graveyard every night with a stick and a rope, but his effort was in vain every time just like the hunter waiting for a suicide hare (Chinese idiom).However, he came to another place where ghosts were available as rumor always said. Jiang pretended to be drunk to seduce the ghost to appear, but again, he could see none of them at all.

One night, having caught sight of phosphorescence through a few trees, Jiang ran desperately toward it, but which, disappeared when he arrived. Then he felt disappointed so much. He gave up as it lasted one month odd without any finding.

Usually ghosts can frighten off(scare away) human beings because they take advantage of panic of human beings. However, Jiang always believed ghosts could be caught, which meant he was never scared of ghost subconsciously, so his boldness defeated ghosts who always hided from him.

? the father of Ji Yun
? a village in Yunnan Province
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Ghosts *Hide (you use past tense in the narrative) from Jiang Sanmang
Mr.Yao’an heard a story *from Mr. Run Sheng, his great grandfather. In Jing City?there was a man called Jiang ***; *he was bold and simple-minded (awkward).

One day, having heard that a man named Yu Dingbo had sold a ghost for money, Jiang said happily: “ What a pity that so far I got to know ghosts can be caught! However, if I catch a ghost one night and spit it into a goat which can be sold on the market the next dawn, the money I get will be enough to *pay for my meat and wine *for a whole day.

Then he began to hide in a graveyard every night with a stick and a rope, but his effort was in vain every ***, just like the hunter waiting for a *suicide (you need an adj) hare (Chinese idiom). However, he *came (wording) to another place where ghosts were *rumored to be available. Jiang pretended to be drunk to *seduce *the ghost (awkward) to appear, but again, he could *not *find a single ghost at all.

One night, having caught sight of phosphorescence through a few trees, Jiang ran desperately toward it, but *it disappeared when he arrived. Then he felt *so disappointed much. He gave up as *one month *passed without *having caught anything.

Usually ghosts can frighten off(scare away) human beings because they *know how to exploit human fear (???) . However, Jiang always believed ghosts could be caught, which meant he was never scared of ghost subconsciously, so his boldness defeated *the ghosts who always *hided (part of speech. No such word as hided) from him.

? the father of Ji Yun
? a village in Yunnan Province
thanks very much! may i ask whether you are a chinese teacher or not since you know that article well?

thanks again!