Ragged Diary

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Ragged Diary
Sprite of the Ragged Diary from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
"The diary the ghost kept. You shouldn't read it."
First appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
“You were very wise not to read my diary, friend...”
Ghost T., Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

The Ragged Diary is a diary that belongs to Ghost T. in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Ghost T., while alive, was a passenger on the Excess Express. Ghost T. later died in his cabin and is tied to it by his fear of someone ever reading his diary, which was still in the baggage car of the Excess Express.

When Mario and his partners come to Ghost T.'s room (Cabin 004), he is not visible. Mario has to hide with Vivian for a couple of seconds to make him appear. When he does, he asks Mario to find his diary, but he warns Mario not to read it. When Mario finds the Ragged Diary in the baggage car, he must return it to Ghost T., who then gives Mario a blanket to be given to the train conductor. Alternately, Mario has an option to read the diary or not. If he chooses to read it, he reads only the following:

Month X Day X Cloudy

I got on a train today,

And on that train...

Before Mario can read any further, Ghost T. appears and yells at Mario for not listening to him, followed by the screen warbling and rotating multiple times before resulting in an instant Game Over.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ふるぼけたにっき
Furuboketa Nikki
Worn-out Diary
French Journal intime Personal diary
German Tagebuch Diary
Italian Vecchio diario Old diary
Spanish Diario Diary