The night the ghost got in!!!

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The night the ghost got in!!!

  1. 1. The night the ghost got in!!! -JAMES THURBER
  2. 2. SUMMARY(PART 1) • There was a big hullabaloo on November 17, 1915 because there was sounds coming from the author’s house and no one knew whether there were ghosts or burglars. • The sounds began when all were asleep and the author was in bath, sounds of steps were heard and the creaking of stairs too.
  3. 3. • The author woke up his brother Herman who looked scared to hear the steps continuing to sound. • The author slammed shut the door at the stairs top. • The sound of the slamming of the door woke up the authors mother who thought there were burglars in the house.
  4. 4. • Mother suggested, that they call the police but since the phone was downstairs, she decided to request the neighbour to do the same. • all at the neighbour’s house were asleep, hence she threw her shoe at the neighbour’s window to wake him up. • The neighbour was Mr.Bodwell and his wife.
  5. 5. SUMMARY(PART 2) • mother’s throwing the shoe woke up Mr.Bodwell who was irritated and angry. Slide 8 • She shouted out that there were burglars in the their house. • At first he misunderstood thinking that the burglars were in his house. • However later Mr.Bodwell understood and called the police
  6. 6. • The police came at once. The police had to break through the thick glass door. • They looked at everything and questioned everyone. • They could find no one. They searched all over and disturbed the entire house. They found a zither and one of the cops began strumming away it.
  7. 7. SUMMARY(PART 3) • The policemen found nothing in the house. They heard grandfather turning over on his bed in the attic and rushed up. • Grandfather was in a make believe world and thought that these men were general meade’s men. • He jumped at the men, cursed them, grabbed a gun from one of policemen and shot at the man on his shoulder.
  8. 8. • The author and his family went up to the attic to rescue the policemen and locked the door with grandfather inside the attic. • The policemen could not find any culprit. One of them looked at the author suspiciously since he had worn his mother’s blouse. • The author then explained that the sounds they had heard were
  9. 9. the ghosts!!!!!!!! • In the morning, grandfather inquired about the noise made by the policemen and wished to know what they had been doing in their house the previous night?????
  10. 10. QUESTIONS • Q.1. Why did the author slam shut the door? • q.2. why couldn’t the author’s mother call the police? • Q.3. What woke up Mr.Bodwell? • Q.4. How did the policemen managed to enter the house? • Q.5. What type of action did the policemen start taking once they entered the house?
  11. 11. • Q.6. Why did one of the cop look at the author suspiciously? • Q.7. Consider about different ending in the story. A twist at the end!!
  12. 12. THANK YOU!!! HOPE, HAVE A GOOD SLEEP AT NIGHT!!!

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