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The sale of the Haunted House

Mr Hiram B. Otis, the American Ambassador, bought an old house called Canterville Chase. Everyone told him he was doing a very foolish thing, because everyone was completely sure that the house was haunted.

Indeed, Lord Canterville himself felt that he really should mention the ghost to Mr Otis when he came to discuss the sale of the house. Lord Canterville was an honourable man, and did not want to hide anything.