I SEE YOU NEVER, by Ray Bradbury, Published on The New Yorker, Nov.

8 1947 A soft knock on a kitchen door, Mrs. O’Brian opens to find her best tenant, Mr. Ramirez, and two police officers. He’s been there for thirty months, six more than his temporary visa allows. In this time he adapted to the shining riches of his new life, worked at the airplane factory during the war, bought a radio and a wristwatch, jewels for his lady friends, and enjoyed the way of life. “So here I am, to tell you that I must give up my room”. -says Mr. Ramirez . He looks in again at the shiny kitchen, the lynoleum, the plentiful table at which Mrs. O’Brian’s children are eating their steak. “You’ve been a good tenant” - says Mrs. O’brian. She remembers a visit she made to some border Mexican towns, the crickets, the dirt roads, the bleached clothes. “I’m sure sorry, Mr. Rodriguez”. “Goodbye, Mrs. O'Brian. You have been good to me. Oh, goodbye, Mrs. O'Brian. I see you never” The police officers take Mr. Ramirez away, Mrs. O’Brian returns to her children, to her steak, but she stares at the closed door and drops her knife and fork. “What’s wrong, Ma?” -asks her son. “I just realized,I'll never see Mr. Ramirez again.” Source: http://www.shvoong.com/books/novel-novella/1825489-/#ixzz2MFfpMpRi
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Author: Ray Bradbury First Published: 1947 Type of Plot: Psychological, social realism Time of Work: The mid-1940’s Setting: Los Angeles, California Characters: Mrs. O’Brian, Mr. Ramirez

The Story Mr. Ramirez, the landlady’s best tenant, is in the custody of two police officers, but he is initially unable to speak and therefore explain the reason for his arrest. Mrs. O’Brian knows his past: that he traveled by bus from Mexico City through San Diego to Los Angeles, where he found work in an airplane factory during the final years of World War II. Throughout this time and into the postwar period, he had roomed with Mrs. O’Brian. With his good salary, he was able to buy a radio, a wristwatch, and even a car, which was repossessed when he forgot to keep up the... (The entire page is 1668 words.) Posted 21 February 2004 11:47 PM Hide Post

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but it isn't until she sits down to dinner (almost immediately) and takes a bite of her food.." Mrs. and smells the pies (that are described as being like his skin and eyes). She runs up to the house to tell him that she has the gift. and she's frantic to think that she'll miss her flight. show that he sees this as a secure and happy place. but it is an interesting little story. and suddenly she pauses. Ramirez will lose a home and family. seems to torment her by making sure that they always leave the house one or two minutes past the point of safety. "The Way Up to Heaven" Plot/Description Spoiler Warning! Mrs. On this particular occasion Mrs. Eugene Foster. slow horses. Just before the car leaves. and realizes she will never see him again.heat. She writes her husband every week and sends him a telegram before she flies home six weeks later. When she's ready to leave the next day. It's only three pages long. She stays frozen for 10 seconds. It concerns Mr. and when she enters the house (after taking a taxi home) she notices a curious odor in the air. her husband suggests that they drop him off at his club on the way. Then she turns and runs to the car.the way he looks at the house. he runs back in the house on the pretense of picking up a gift he forgot for his daughter. and puts her utensils down. Mr. she enters her husband's study and calls the elevator repairman. and Mr. She stares at the closed door. He inarticulately states it (I won't see you ever again) as "I see you never.. telling the driver that they're too late and her husband will have to find another ride.. 1954) and was included in his collection Kiss Kiss (1960). I'm not sure how to link it to his past. she protests in vain. Mr. she's too far behind schedule. an affluent elderly couple who live in a six-story house on East Sixty-Second Street in New York .. Knowing this will make her late. I would guess the intention might be to convey the sense of sadness we feel when someone who is a part of our lives will no longer be in our lives. Foster has a pathological fear of being late. Ramirez seemed to feel this loss almost immediately as he leaves. Satisfied. He's not at the airport to meet her though. Ramirez is leaving heaven and going to a wasteland. She listens. O'Brien remembers a visit she had made to where he will be going and the imagery is all barren -. Whenever she is in danger of missing a train or plane or an engagement. Mrs. scorched landscapes. Foster persuades her to come home for the night. While he's gone Mrs. Mr. Foster is leaving to visit her daughter and grandchildren in Paris for the first time ever. straining to hear something. though. and Mrs. Foster discovers the gift box shoved down between the seat cushions. a tiny muscle near her eye begins to twitch. O'brien (the landlady) is sad. Luckily the flight is postponed til the next day. O'Brien. Mrs. Eugene Foster. The worst part is that her husband. the kids.I don't know how to answer your questions. dead crickets and rabbits. dirt roads. By the time her husband finally joins her at the car. It had jammed and she left him to die there! Roald Dahl’s short story “The Way Up to Heaven” first appeared in The New Yorker (February 27. She makes her flight and has a wonderful visit with her grandchildren. It looks like Mr.

she phones her husband. Mrs. Foster suggests he not ride with her to the airport again the next morning. well aware of the effect he is having upon her. The servants have all gone. past the hour when they must leave to arrive safely on time. During their more than thirty-year marriage. serving her husband’s needs and subjugating herself to his overbearing will without resistance. Mr. the muscle in her eye begins to twitch nervously. Foster waits all day for her flight to leave. He has dismissed all the servants in the interim to save money. as it always does when she is most distressed. Foster loves deeply. On the drive to the airport. Foster finally appears at 9:22. her husband will change his mind and not let her go at all. Foster tells her continually that her flight surely will be cancelled because of the weather.m. Mrs. he says. a daughter. She wishes she could simply live in Paris and be with her grandchildren always. Mr. Back at home. however.” The Fosters live in their gloomy house with their servants. Their only child. Mrs. not on the way to the airport. “But you’ll have plenty of time. Mrs. She is flying to Paris to finally meet her beautiful grandchildren. Foster is shocked when she realizes her husband is watching this nervous tic. but makes her wait again while he goes to wash his hands and otherwise delays getting in the car. Foster—and their relationship—are established immediately through exposition. but it is finally cancelled until eleven o’clock the following morning. Mrs. Mrs. Mr. my dear. As her agony intensifies. Foster has been a devoted wife. and Mrs. but he insists she take a taxi and come home for the night. The plot gets underway as the Fosters prepare to leave home for six weeks. Foster is overcome with increasing anxiety as she counts down the minutes until 9:15 a.City. Foster will move to his club while she is gone. Foster goes to bed. the grandchildren Mrs. Giving up. quite unnecessarily. Foster tells her that he will not bother to write to her while she is gone. Don’t you want to drop me at the club?” Defeated once again. Mrs. When she mildly protests. He will come home occasionally to check for mail. “disciplined her too well for that. even though his club is downtown. Foster leaves her there. He agrees. when they must leave in order for her to arrive at the airport. . as Dahl writes. and she does not want to see her husband again. She fears that if she misses her plane. few visitors come to call. lives in Paris with her husband and their three children. Mrs. She hates to leave the security of being at the airport. she is exhausted. He had. She has suffered his delaying tactics for years on special occasions and has only recently begun to suspect that he deliberately causes her great suffering. Mr. Foster is beside herself with fear and worry that she will miss her plane. Mr. Arriving at the airport. even though she has never seen them. their chauffeur must slow down because the fog has rolled in. Foster learns her flight has been temporarily delayed. but says their driver can drop him at his club on her way. Mr. Foster has a pathological fear of being late on any occasion. The most significant character traits of Mr. Mrs. Foster torments her cruelly by making her wait for him.

Foster to his death. but she does not seem particularly sad at leaving.” At the end of her visit.” She quickly sends the chauffeur to bring her husband back. and he goes back into the house. Mrs.The following morning. She asks the chauffeur for the time: 9:30.” When she returns. Foster she is on her way home. Foster is ready by 8:30 for the car that will arrive at 9:00. Mr.” Arriving home. there is a “little glimmer of satisfaction on her face. pausing to check the weather. barely enough time to get to the airport. since it is the elevator in the Fosters’ house that conveys Mr. As she fumbles with the key at the locked front door.. Ignoring her.” Then she withdraws her key. and leaves for the airport without Mr. She lets herself in with her key. always reminding him to eat regularly. Her husband appears after 9:00. Ms. She did not make coffee. Foster’s suffering intensifies. saying the door is locked. Then. He then disappears to find some cigars. Mr. she sees the small present “wedged down in the crack of the seat on the side where her had been sitting. Foster waits. When she lands in New York.” She notices that it had been “wedged down firm and deep. and quite wonderful. Mrs. “The Way Up to Heaven” is notable both for its irony and for the foreshadowing of the surprising conclusion.. Suddenly. strong. “to hear and to analyze these sounds that were coming faintly from this place. Foster. as though with the help of a pushing hand. waiting for an answer that does not come. It is also ironic that Mr. using her husband’s address book. noticing the large pile of letters on the floor where they had been delivered through the mail slot. but the man returns at once. Foster finds her keys and goes after her husband herself. Mrs. Foster suddenly tells the chauffeur to stop as they are pulling away. she calls a repair service to come fix the Foster’s elevator that is stuck between the second and third floors of their house. The title itself introduces the first of many ironic elements. After finally getting into the car. As he searches through his various pockets. a significant change has occurred in her. remaining motionless as she listens to some sounds from deep within the house. As she tells the driver to hurry. she begs him to mail it later. Foster. and she notices a “curious odor in the air that she had never smelled before. saying he will meet her at the car. disappearing for a moment to investigate something as if to “confirm a suspicion. sitting patiently at her husband’s desk. At 9:20. Mrs.” During her flight to Paris. Foster writes chatty weekly letters to her husband. Foster feels calm. Mrs. asking for coffee. When he says he will go back inside to look for it. He begins looking for a present for his daughter he planned to send with Mrs. Foster returns home. “although that is something I’m afraid you may not be doing when I’m not with you. Foster meets his . he “commands” her to stay in the car. almost as if she knew she would be returning soon. She sends a cable telling Mr. and she speaks with “a new note of authority. Foster waits for the elevator repairman. She listens intently. perhaps even “amused. Mrs. Foster suddenly stops. While in Paris. she seems “interested” that there is no car to meet her.” She walks quickly to a place in the back of the house. Foster rings the doorbell several times. Mrs.” She wonders for a moment what next to do. The house is dark and cold. Mrs.and waits. Foster walks slowly down the steps to the car. the softness is gone from her face. Mrs. runs down the steps.

a former businessman who is now retired. Foster’s recognition of her husband’s deliberate cruelty. She is planning to fly to visit her daughter and grandchildren.demise because he insists on dismissing the servants for six weeks to save money. Foster's dismay he ventures into the house in search of it. Foster prepares to take her car to the airport.a comb . When she returns to Idlewild Airport she is mildly interested to find her husband has not sent a car to meet her. who has an "almost pathological fear of missing a train. returns home and spends the night there. it being somewhat out-of-the-way. Foster is terrified she will be late. The story’s conclusion is foreshadowed in several subtle ways. but when she saw a sudden opportunity to free herself from his cruelty and make a happy life for herself in Paris. and she continues to wait in the airport for further news concerning her trip. Plot summary The story is about a rich lady named Mrs. and their servants are given six weeks off. After a few seconds. and to Mrs. including Mrs. seems to revel in taking his time when preparing for this event. he pretends to have forgotten a present he had intended for their daughter Ellen. she arrives at the airport on time and soon finds that flights have been delayed because of bad weather. she notices the present . Her husband wants to stay at a club in the time she is in Paris. as if listening intently. Before they leave. Foster. Her husband. Finally. with the key in the door she suddenly freezes. she returns to the car. rings the . as though with the help of a pushing hand ". a plane. The most obvious foreshadowing is her writing that she doubts her husband will be eating regularly while she is gone and her noticing the strange odor when she comes home. but she persists. Foster’s sadistic behavior is so thoroughly redressed by the wife he so completely underestimates.hiding in the crack of the seat where her husband had been sitting and "couldn't help noticing that it was wedged down firm and deep. and he returns to the house pretending to look for the present he has hidden in the car. retaining half-pay. and expresses her worries to the butler. The next day Mrs. but then. it is announced that her flight has been delayed until 11 am the following day. arrives home. Foster did not plan to kill her husband. Foster return home when she is first stranded at the airport. and she writes to her husband each Tuesday. As a revenge tale. says there is no time. Mrs. Mr. and her lack of regret when her six-week visit comes to an end. or even a theatre curtain". “The Way Up to Heaven” satisfies because Mr. She decides to go herself. but she gets into a taxi. her desire to live in Paris permanently. He tries to enter and notices the door is locked. he insists Mrs. her husband announces that he should be dropped off at the club on the way. She makes her flight with a few minutes to spare. He assures her that she will make her flight. and is driven off to the airport. The following morning as Mrs. Things go well in Paris. The car she arrived in has since left. she acted. much to the distress of Mrs. Apparently she was not as “well disciplined” as her selfish and arrogant husband believed her to be. She calls her husband. Walker. a boat. In spite of her worrying of being late for her flight. which terrifies her. Foster. and tells the chauffeur to call him down. As she grows increasingly impatient and anxious whilst waiting in the car. Eugene Foster.

who informed Mary that her husband had been killed by a blow with a heavy piece of metal on the back of his head. So Jack and Charlie . she calmly dials for a repairman and waits at her husband's desk for his arrival. The first thing she found in the freezer was a leg of lamb. She put the lamb into the cooker. Foster was stuck in the elevator. Noticing that the elevator is not in order. So they hat a look if something had been stolen from the house. After some seconds he crashed to the floor and was dead. other police men. but refused supper. nothing would change. her husband was looking out of the window. Instead he told his wife. Charlie and Jack. a doctor. not only this evening. The leg of lamb by roald dahl – summary Mr Maloney. that he would leave her. So she got up and decided to prepare supper. then meal. a police man. Everybody left except Jack Noonan and Charlie O'Malley. She phoned the police and two colleges of her husband. Mr Maloney had his drinks as usual. At that moment she hit him with the frozen leg of lamb on the back of his head. a photographer and sometime later Mr Maloney was brought away. She sees the mail has built up and there still is one of the servant's cloths over the grandfather clock. and smells a peculiar odour. On her way home she told herself. The implication is that Mr. So when she found him dead in the living room. never mind six weeks.bell but no answer. that she would find her husband waiting for his supper as usual. If they found the weapon they would get the murderer. Then she waited. and his pregnant wife Mary lives a comfortable life in their cosy house. She told Sam that her husband was too tired to go out for supper and that she had a nice leg of lamb in the oven. came quickly. every evening celebrating their supper in an special way . But one day it was different. There se bought some potatoes and beans. took her coat and went to the grocer's. Mary began to think hard as she did not want to go to prison. She took a took a big piece of cream cake as desert as well. At first Mrs Maloney did not believe it. A lot of other people came. When they asked her what had happened she told them that she hat shortly left for the grocer's and found him like that when she arrived. and that Mrs. the shock was real and she began to cry hard. Then she left for home. She knew he could not survive in a stuck elevator for more than a couple of days. After some time Mary offered them a drink and suggested that they should eat up the lamb she had prepared. Foster condemned him to death by leaving as the house was to be unoccupied for six weeks. but forever. She thought that if she went on with her normal life. When she brought it up stairs.first drinks. announcing that he would go out.

They are happy to oblige. A light burned at the temple at night. they took him to the temple to become a priest. she slowly begins to come back to her senses. While the police are searching fruitlessly into the night for the murder weapon. the details are left up to the reader's imagination. She waits happily each night for the arrival of her husband Patrick. and spent all his time drawing cats instead of doing his chores. the youngest son was too small and weak. Mary offers them some lamb that she had prepared for dinner. she begins planning her alibi. and keep to small ones. home from work at the police station. Mary's story of coming home from the grocer and finding him is corroborated as she had planned. She returns home and screams when she finds Patrick lying on the floor. though. Still numb. Immediately she realizes the ramifications of what she has done. As she looks at Patrick lying dead on the floor. so when the boy . discussing where the weapon would probably be found. [Actually Dahl never really says this. So. The Boy Who Drew Cats A farmer and his wife had many children. she can tell something is wrong. though he might be an artist. whereas Mary began to laugh in the other room The Leg of Lamb by Roald Dahl Mary Maloney is a devoted wife and expectant mother. Within hours swarms of officers are searching the house and conducting an investigation. she carries it into the living room and without warning bashes her husband over the head with it. she goes into the kitchen to prepare their supper and pulls a large frozen leg of lamb from the deep freeze. but he drew cats everywhere. In disbelief. She places the leg of lamb in a pan in the oven and goes down to the corner grocery to get some food for "Patrick's dinner" (making sure the grocer sees her normal and cheerful state of mind). and sent him away with the advice to avoid large places at night. Mary Maloney sits in the living room and giggles softly to herself. The old priest finally said he could not be a priest. The temple had been deserted. He learned quickly. He decided to go to a big temple nearby and ask them to take him on. Not wanting her unborn child to suffer as a result of her crime. and warriors who went against it were never seen again. because a goblin-rat had driven the priests away. While they lounge in the kitchen and discuss the case (their mouths "sloppy" with meat). she listens as Patrick tells her that he is leaving her for another woman.helped themselves to lamb and vegetables in the kitchen.] Dazed. On this particular night. She calls the police and informs them that she found her husband lying dead on the floor.

that boy became a very famous zen artist. and bright. He saw some big white screens and painted cats on them.. he was hailed as a hero. and the warriors who went against it were never seen again. one who only painted cats! Plot Summary for The Boy Who Drew Cats (2008) More at IMDbPro » Long ago in Japan. and in the morning. but he persists in one act of disobedience—drawing cats whenever he can. In the night. When the priests found out. and mood. (The entire page is 1417 words. Although warned to stop. Knowing he is not right for priesthood. lives in a country village of old Japan.. his parents send him to the village priest to be trained for the priesthood. known in Japan as the Nezumi Mamono (who is basically a goblin in the form of a giant rat). but. In the morning.) . Joji finds his way into the temple and finds a lonely lantern. as if possessed by a spirit. he heard sounds of fighting. he went in. Joji wanders the barren Japanese landscape until he meets an old woman who points him toward an ancient temple. the goblin-rat is found dead in the middle of the temple. all Joji wants to do is draw cats and not study. Because he is small. Joji. Afterward. he continues. pose. the goblin-rat was dead in the middle of the temple. to draw cats in every color. Written by Brandon Rice The Story The protagonist. Then he went to sleep. The boy learns well and pleases his master in almost all ways. and all the cats he had painted have wet mouths with red from the blood. and a monster approaching from the temple's corridors. not realizing that he will discover his destiny. had driven the priests away. the youngest son of poor. an artistically talented Japanese boy. The boy’s disobedience causes the old priest to send him away with the advice to stop trying. since the temple was large. weak. and all the cats he had painted had mouths wet and red from the blood. the priest sends Joji away. the old woman fails to mention that the temple had been deserted because a goblin.arrived. hardworking farmers. However. During the night. he found a little cabinet to sleep in since he had remembered the priest's advice. and he went on to become a famous artist. is sent by his pragmatic parents to a temple to become a priest. terrible sounds. He runs into a cabinet to survive the night. However.

Nuttel replies in the negative. Sappleton well. tolerarme) pointing out: making a remark (señalando. admitting that of Mrs.) GLOSSARY PHRASAL VERBS & ADVERBIAL PARTICLES put up with me: tolerate me (soportarme. aguantarme. Source: Short Stories for Students.The Open Window: Summary Framton Nuttel has presented himself at the Sappleton house to pay a visit.. unsuitable to the surroundings (poco probables. After a short silence. All Rights Reserved. Though she does not know Mrs. as he is likely to do. Full copyright. fuera de lugar) French window: a glass door opening on to the garden (ventanal) Summary of the open window. rectoría) practically nothing: hardly anything (casi nada. indicando) IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS & GENERAL GLOSSARY will be down presently: will come down soon (bajará enseguida) try and: try to (tratar de) the niece of the moment: the niece who was entertaining him at the moment (la sobrina destinada a entretenerlo) more than ever: he had already been thinking that these visits would be bad for him. (The entire page is 505 words. Now he was even more certain (más que nunca) total strangers: people he had never met and about whom he knew nothing (absolutos extraños) will bury yourself: will hide away from people (te encerrarás) moping: living alone and feeling miserable (tu apatía o depresión) rectory: the house of the rector or parish priest (parroquia. He is in the countryundergoing a rest cure for his nerves and is calling on Mrs. . Sappleton at the request of his sister. Sappleton he only knows her name and. Fifteen-year-old Vera keeps Nuttel company while they wait for her aunt. poca cosa) your sister's time: the time when your sister was here (la época en que se fue su hermana) out of place: unlikely. Sappleton at the request of his sister. Vera asks if Nuttel knows many people in the area. as he is likely to do. Though she does not know Mrs. ©2013 Gale Cengage... Sappleton well. she worries that her brother will suffer if he keeps himself in total seclusion. she worries that her brother will suffer if he keeps himself in total seclusion. Framton Nuttel has presented himself at the Sappleton house to pay a visit. He is in the country undergoing a rest cure for his nerves and is calling on Mrs.

a nervous young man. repeating the words of one of her brother's favorite songs. along with their spaniel. Sappleton muses over Nuttel's departure that was so sudden it was if he had seen a ghost. why do you bound?'' Nuttel grabs his hat and walking stick and flees from the house. Nuttel tums around to the window and sees Mrs. he is entertained by her fifteen-year-old niece. Mrs. Nuttel finds this conversation gruesome and attempts to change the subject by talking about his rest cure. so she keeps the window open. she tells her aunt and uncle that Nuttel is terrified of dogs ever since being hunted into a cemetery in India by wild dogs and having to spend the night in a newly dug grave. His sister.Fifteen-year-old Vera keeps Nuttel company while they wait for her aunt. Summary of the open window by saki? Answer: Framton Nuttle. Sappleton enters the room. and hears a voice singing "Bertie. Vera recounts. When Mrs Stapleton comes down she talks about her husband and brothers. explaining that her husband and brothers will be home soon. She then breaks off her narration with a shudder. At that moment. a spaniel following them. Mrs. and Mrs Stapleton believes they will come back one day. After a short silence. Mrs. ''romance at short notice. Vera says that she believes it was the spaniel that frightened him. Exactly three years ago. "Bertie. But she suddenly brightens up. As Saki remarks at story's end. a topic which bores Mrs. They never came back. Nuttel replies in the negative. The niece tells him that the French window is kept open. admitting that of Mrs. crying "Here they are at last!" Nuttel turns to Vera to extend his sympathy. who thinks he should socialise while he is there. Sappleton tremendously. Mrs. has given him letters of introduction to families in the neighbourhood who she got to know when she was staying there a few years previously. Vera then informs him that her aunt's "great tragedy" happened after his sister was acquainted with her. and their bodies were never found. and while he is waiting for her to come down. Sappleton excuses the open window. why do you bound?" Vera herself admits to sometimes believing the men will all come back through that window. but Vera is staring out through the open windowwith a look of horror in her eyes. They were drowned in a bog. has come to stay in the country for his health. Vera indicates the large window that opened on to the lawn. She still talks of them often to her niece. Sappleton he only knows her name and address. and how they are . Sappleton thinks they will come back some day. Mr. Sappleton's husband and brothers walking across the lawn. Sappleton's husband and two younger brothers walked through the window to go on a day's hunt. even though it is October. and she continues to talk on quite cheerfully about shooting. apologizing for keeping him waiting and hoping that Vera has been amusing him." is Vera's specialty. Mrs. making up stories that add a bit of excitement to life. Vera asks if Nuttel knows many people in the area. Sappleton comes through the window and greets his wife. because her aunt's husband and her brothers were killed in a shooting accident three years ago. Framton goes to visit a Mrs Stapleton.

Then. A mechanic in a village tells him that his car can’t be repaired until the next morning. to his horror. he is afraid of dogs since being hunted by a pack of pariah dogs in India. she tells them about the odd young man who has just left. with their dog. although Mr Richards seems uncomfortable about this. The niece explains that Frampton Nuttal ran away because of the spaniel. Mrs Stapleton points out that her husband and brothers are coming. . and runs away. and Frampton. Mrs Richards tells him it is Mr Richards’s father who died in room 7 five years ago. tells him there are no rooms available. tries to get her to distract her by talking about his health. Later he is awoken by a light shining from a chair in the room. The next morning. Mr Saunders has dinner and retires to bed. he notices a picture on the wall that is exactly like the man he saw. ‘I never knew. He thinks he is seeing ghosts. and he sees them walking towards the window. She also says some visitors thought the room was haunted but that she didn’t believe them. Mrs Stapleton can't understand why he has run away. Summary Story 1 Room 7: Mr Saunders is driving back to London when he has a problem with the lights on his car. Mr Saunders leaves the hotel half convinced he has seen a ghost. Saunders finds a hotel but the manager. but you do’ and disappears. He sees an old man sitting in the chair looking at him. who says.going to come back from the shooting soon. Mr Richards. and when her husband and brothers (who of course are not ghosts) come in. believing she is derranged. Mrs Richards intervenes and says that room 7 is free. (the niece enjoys making up stories about people).