THE NIGHT THE GHOST GOT IN By James Thurber Part 1

Summary of Part 1

In this part James hears somebody walking near the dining table downstairs. He wakes up his brother Herman and calls him out of his room. When they looked downstairs they felt as if the steps were walking up the stairs towards them. Herman ran to his room and slammed the door shut while James slammed the staircase door. The commotion woke their mother and she came out.

She asked what was going on downstairs. James realised that she had heard the sounds too. When they did not answer she thought it was probably a burglar. Mother decided to call the police. The phone was downstairs and she hurled her shoe at the neighbours window to wake them up and ask them to call the police.