I stared at the apparition, not sure whether I was awake or dreaming. The thing prodded me to show that I was indeed wide awake. "Who are you?" I stammered in fear. "I am the book spirit that will show you a sight you will fear", it said. "Why are you visiting me? I am no Scrooge!", I responded indignantly. "I am here to show you the grave yard of books ", its bookhead nodded emphatically. "Why must I see it?" "To warn you!" "You have lost your first love. Return to your first love, us!"