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A sudden attack

After all this, the ghost decided that he could never frighten this rude American family. So instead he spent most of his time going quietly about the passages in slippers, with a thick red scarf round his throat so he wouldn't get a cold. He carried an old-fashioned pistol, in case he was attacked by the twins.

On the 19th of September something happened which made the ghost give up completely. He had gone downstairs to the entrance-hall.