By James Thurber

The story starts with the author coming out of the bathroom while drying himself. That’s when he hears footsteps downstairs near the dining table. He wakes up his brother Herman.

They go to the back stairs to listen to footsteps. Herman got scared and ran back into his room and slammed the door shut. James too slammed shut the staircase door. All the commotion woke their mother who came out and demanded to know what was happening. When she did not get a proper answer she thought there was a burglar downstairs.

Mother wanted to call the police, but the phone was downstairs. So she threw her shoe at the neighbors window to request them to call the police.

The police came along with some reporters. They searched downstairs and when they found nothing they came upstairs to tell mother. That’s when they heard the author’s grandfather in the attic. They rushed upstairs to the attic. Grandfather was an old man who believed he was still in the war and as soon as the police entered the attic he started shooting at them.

After the police managed to save themselves and come out of the attic, one of the reporters asked James about the matter. James told him about the ghost. Hearing this, all the policemen left.

The following are links to English and Hindi Explanation in videos:

The night the Ghost got in Summary

The Night the Ghost Got in Part 1

The Night the Ghost Got in Part 2

Students of Maharashtra State Board can help themselves in understanding James Thurber’s story. These extracts are taken exactly as they have been given in the Board Text Book of 10th standard English Kumarbharti English medium.

Given here is a summary of the story by James Thurber. The night the ghost got in full video explanation for the convenience of the student so that they can do last minute revisions during exam or re-look whenever they want as per convenience. Therefore, The night the ghost got in full story has been presented here. All the three parts of the Kumarbharti Text Book of Maharashtra Board have been presented for the students.

The night the ghost got in English explanation with visuals for the students so that they do not even need to keep the kumarbharti text book in their hand while revising.

The night the ghost got in with Hindi explanation so that they understand the story well and are armed with answers to comprehension questions of the story in the exam. At the same time these videos can also also be used for story reading by kids who would love to listen to this humorous story with explanation.