“The Grammatical Ghost” was first published in “The Shape of Fear and other Ghostly Tales” (1898).
Now, 124 years later, it’s been given a new life in the form of an immersive audio reading. Narrated by Daniel Davison, with audio mixing by Winston Malone for The Storyletter Substack.
This short story follows a posh woman named Miss Lydia Carew who parishes and leaves her estate to her cousin’s family. The family known as the Boggs are haunted by Miss Carew, but only because she likes the new tenants and enjoys keeping them proper. It’s up to the Boggs sisters to figure out a way to rid the property of their fastidious, spectral guest.