She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otis. She was born in a London suburb shortly after Mrs. Otis returned from a trip to Athens. She is athletic and free-spirited, with golden hair and large blue eyes. She is a good rider who once raced and beat Lord Bilton.
Virginia is shown to have a sense of right and wrong. She censures the ghost for murdering his poor wife. She has a great regard for her family. So, she takes offence when the ghost calls her family horrid, rude, vulgar, dishonest. Yet, despite his crime and his offensive remarks, she cannot help pity his forlorn condition. She shows an inclination towards forgiveness and love. She offers him food and later, agrees to help him enter the Garden of Death. Clearly, she is the golden girl of the prophecy. Her selflessness bears fruit and Sir Simon is able to attain everlasting sleep.
Virginia grows up to marry her boy-lover, Cecil, the Duke of Cheshire. For her, the encounter with the ghost is a life-changing event. As she tells her husband, it has helped her understand the significance of life and death, and the power of love over the two.

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