The Twins, Virginia and Jane by Joseph Pearson (currently not on display)

  • The Twins, Virginia and Jane by Joseph Pearson (currently not on display)

The Twins, Virginia and Jane by Joseph Pearson (currently not on display)

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Written and recorded by Kate Bensing and Alison Kelly in July 2015

Hey Alison!

Yes, Kate?

Do you remember the story we heard about the twins?

I think so. Is it "The Ghost Twin?"

Yeah, that’s the one!

How does it start?

Deep in the woods, back behind the old rotten tree, lived a young girl named Virginia.

She lived in a nice home with plenty of toys to play with. Her favorite toy was an elephant. Every day, she played with the elephant. She would play with it inside, she would play with it outside, but it was never enough. As much as she loved the company of the elephant, she was always lonely.

One night, she asked for a twin sister to play with. Her mother and father looked at each other with sad eyes, nodded their heads, and lovingly wished their daughter goodnight.

Every time she played with the elephant, she imagined another little girl named Jane, who would come and play with her. She started to imagine Jane with her everywhere - at dinner, at the park, at school.

Jane would ask Virginia, “Why don’t Mom and Dad talk to me? Why don’t they see me?”

One day, Virginia’s father wanted to paint a beautiful picture of his daughter. Virginia asked her father, “Can Jane come too?”