The Canterville Ghost - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

In the morning, the family discusses the ghost. Mr. Otis is annoyed that his gift was not accepted. He tells the twins it was rude to throw the pillow at the ghost, but notes that if the ghost continues to refuse to use the lubricator, his chains will have to be taken from him otherwise none of them will get any sleep. Nothing else happens for a week, except that the bloodstain is always renewed every morning even though the door to the room is locked every night. It also begins to change color, from different shades of red to green. The family is very amused by this, except for Virginia, who becomes somewhat upset every time she sees the stain, most specifically the morning it is green.

Then on Sunday night, everyone is awoken by a loud crash in the hall. Mr. Otis and the twins...

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