I Samuel 28: 6 - Saul inquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him, either by dreams or by Urim or by prophets.
I Samuel 28: 7
Find me a woman who consults ghosts, so that I can go to her and inquire through her.
I Samuel 28: 8-10
As the LORD lives, you won’t get into trouble over this...Bring up Samuel for me.
Please divine for me by a ghost. Bring up for me the one I shall name to you.
You know what Saul has done, how he has banned the use of ghosts and familiar spirits in the land. So why are you laying a trap for me, to get me killed?
He's obviously Saul! Did he think I'd be so stupid as to not recognize the KING? Saul fights in a lot of wars and has a bad relationship with God... I know just what to make "Samuel" say!
According to Rabbi Shmuel ben Chafni
I am in great trouble. The Philistines are attacking me and God has turned away from me; He no longer answers me, either by prophets or in dreams. So I have called you to tell me what I am to do.
Why have you disturbed me and brought me up?
I Samuel 28: 15
Why are you asking me seeing as God has already rejected you. God has told me that the kingship will be torn from you and given to David because you didn't destroy the Amalekites as per God's wishes. Tomorrow your sons and you will be with me; and the LORD will also deliver the Israelite forces into the hands of the Philistines.