Henry James' "The Ghostly Rental" deals with a young man, a newcomer in town, who loves to take walks for exercise. On one of his ramblings on a deserted rural road, this young man -- our narrator -- happens upon a house that immediately strikes him as "simply haunted." When he asks one of the locals about the house on the lonely road, she tells him that people never go down that road, even though it's the shortest route to the next town, because "it might turn out a long way." She is just as cryptic about the house itself; it belongs, she says, to "them that are in it."
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