The Ghost-Extinguisher

The Ghost-Extinguisher

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This short story must have been the inspiration for the popular movie "Ghost Busters" (1984). The humorist-author here tells the tale of a scientist-philosopher who invents devices to capture ghosts and sets up a business of eradicating them from haunted houses. If you've seen the movie, you will recognize the resemblance in this excerpt:

"My assistants with the extinguishers stood firm, and although almost unnerved by the sight, they summoned their courage, and directed… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1905

Word count: 3,756 words (≈ 15 minutes)

Source: Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26950/26950-h/26950-h.htm

License: Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (cc by-nc-sa)


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