The Canterville Ghost - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

The ghost is tired after the previous night's events. He is nervous and jumpy due to the events of the previous four weeks. As a result, he stays in his secret room for five days, and decides to give up trying to maintain the bloodstain on the floor. He thinks that the Otises are not worthy of the stain since they do not want it. However, he decides he must continue to "appear in the corridor once a week, and to gibber from the large oriel window on the first and third Wednesday in every month," since those are his duties as a ghost. However, when he walks the corridors once a week, as is his duty, he does it as quietly as possible in order not to attract attention. In addition, he uses the "Rising Sun Lubricator" on his chains, having stolen a bottle from Mr...

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