My recording of a classic short story by Henry James, The Ghostly Rental, is now for sale on Audible.
A young theology student discovers an old house while on his daily
walks. There appears to be no one living there but something about the
house strikes the young man as strange. After observing an old man
entering the house, the student eventually befriends the man in order to
discover what he can about the old house besides the gossip in the
town. The old man once owned the house but now only visits it briefly
four times per year. He claims to have killed his daughter with harsh
words and now she haunts the house but agrees to meet him four times per
year so that she may pay him rent. In return, he is not to inhabit the
house. This tale is as much a story of the psychology of people as it is
of ghosts. How much do grief, ego, spite, and revenge play into our
ideas of ghosts and being 'haunted'? This was an early Henry James story
before he wrote "The Turn of the Screw."
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