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The Canterville Ghost

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Chapter II

There was a horrible storm that night, but davon abgesehen, sonstapart from that nothing gruseligscary happened. The next morning, however, when the family came down to breakfast, they found the terrible stain of blood once again on the floor. Washington cleaned it a second time, but the second morning it appeared again. The third morning it was there, too, although the library had been locked up at night by Mr Otis himself.

The following night, all doubt - Zweifeldoubts about the existence of the ghost were finally remove - hier: auslöschen, beseitigenremoved forever. At eleven o'clock the family went to bed and some time after, Mr Otis was awakened by a seltsames Geräuschstrange noise in the corridor, outside his room. It sounded like the Klirren, Rasselnclank of metal, and it came nearer every moment. Mr Otis got up and looked at the time. It was exactly one o'clock. So Mr Otis put on his Pantoffelnslippers, went to the door and opened it. There, right in front of him, stood the ghost - his eyes were as red as brennende Kohlenburning coals; long grey hair fell over his shoulders and from his Handgelenkewrists and Fußknöchelankles hung heavy Kettenchains.

“My dear Sir,” said Mr Otis, “you must oil those chains. It's impossible to sleep with such a noise going on outside the bedrooms. I have therefore brought you this bottle of Schmiermittellubricator, and I will be happy to supply you with more if you benötigen, wünschenrequire it.” With these words Mr Otis laid the bottle down, closed his door and went back to bed.

schockiert, empörtShocked, the Canterville ghost stood quite bewegungslos, regungslosmotionless for a moment, but then he growl - hier: heulen (Gespenst)growled angrily. Just at this moment, the twins appeared on the corridor and threw a large Kissenpillow at him! The ghost hastily escaped through the wall, and the house became quiet again.

When the ghost reached his small secret Kammerchamber, he took take a deep breath - tief Luft holena deep breath. No ghosts in history had ever been treat - behandelntreated in this manner!

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