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Asked by Hetankshi Shah(student) , on 14/12/13


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The summary of the requested chapter is already available in the 'Literature Reader' section. Kindly go through it and let us know in case you face any difficulty.  


 

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shady plot is about a writer who writes about ghost stories. once he sits down to write a ghost story when a ghost comes . the ghost is part of writers inspiration beareau and they inspire aithors to write. the ghost tells the writer that they are on a strike because of constant use ouija bords(boards thru wich u acn communicate with ghosts) the ghost also requests the writer to stop using the board

later the writers wife bringa ouija board , and hosts a ouija bord party . the writer is forced to use the board by his wife.

THE WRITER and louissa communicate with a ghost called helen who calls him a traitor.this makes everyone think that he has cheated on his wife and this even results in bringing divorce papers.

later the wife encounters the ghost and isnot surprised and finds out what happened. at the last we figure out the ghost is helen of new york

Posted by Angel Sharma(student)on 9/3/12

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v  The story is in first person narrative describing a ghost story writer. The writer is urged by his friend to write a new ghost story for his magazine. When he begins to write, a she-ghost, Helen, descends and says that all the ghosts are going on leave and that thye be not disturbed by people like him. She explains that it is actually these people who have been helping all the writers to get new plots to write on. At noon, while he is still trying to work on a story, his wife Lavina brings a Ouija Board home and announces her party with the women from her Book Club. The writer, drowned in consternation by her declaration, tries to convince Lavina, his wife, to drop the idea. However, his wife made him a partner of Laura Hinkle, one of the women from the Book Club who is quiet fond of Mr. Hallock (the author), to work on one of the Ouija boards. Though he tried to resist, his wife paid no heed. When the spirit descended, Laura asked it to tell something, the pointer started moving towards the letters to point out the word 'TRAITOR '. Bewildered, the writer had nothing to say so his partner asked the spirit to explain itself more fully. In response, the spirit spelt 'ASK HIM '. That was when the author realised that it was actually Helen who was trying to interact with them. Unable to explain, the author felt miserable and his wife Lavina, who was already going ballistic threatened to walk out on him. The scene then shifts back to his room when he is in a mournful state and Helen re-appears and asks him of when his wife would get rid of the Ouija Board. However, Lavina entered to bid him bye. She felt the queerness about him and demanded like a boss what was he trying to conceal behind him and thrusted him aside only to see the ghost lady Helen. She was flabbergasted, and then she realised that she had speculated all wrongs that her husband was possibly flirting with Helen of troy over the Ouija Board. Finally the ghost departed and Lavina apologised to her husband.

Posted by Aishwarya(student)on 9/3/12

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A SHADY PLOT

It is a story of an ordinary man who is an accountant. The writer is urged by his friend to write a new ghost story for his magazine. When he begins to write, a she-ghost, Helen, descends  and tells him that she was also an author in her life, and tells him that she and her fellow ghosts was the one who gave him ideas when he was%2

Posted by Aneesa Attaulla...(student)on 9/3/12

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 John Hallock is a freelance author. He also works as an accountant in an office. A ghost storywas the first fiction he had written. It was liked by the readers. So whenever Jenkins wanted aghost story, he would contact John. Jenkins asked him to write another Ghost story. So John satdown to write a ghost story soon after he reached home from his office.John was not able to think about the plot of the ghost story he wished to write. It was twilight bythis time. He had forgotten to turn on the lamp. The other end of the room was full of shadowsand furniture. Suddenly the ghost of Helen appeared from that part of the room. She was longand angular. She had large fishy eyes. She came over and stood in front of John. He asked herabout her purpose of coming. She told John that he had been calling on heaven and earth allafternoon to help him write a story.Helen while in human form was an unsuccessful writer. As a ghost she found others who werelike her. They organized

„The writer‟s Inspiration Bureau‟. They would look for writers in search
of ideas. Then the case was brought to the attention of the main office. One of them is deputed tohelp that writer. She claimed that previously she had been inspiring John with ideas to write butnow the ghosts have decided to go on strike. They would not come to inspire the writers now.The ghost of Helen told John that the cause of strike was the Ouija board fanatics. The ghosts of have to sit at a desk and answer question of the Ouija board owners. They have become so busynow that they can hardly go to haunt now. She told John to use his good influence and help her.He should get all of his friends and acquaintances to stop using the Ouija board, and then theghosts will start helping him again. Thereafter the ghost of Helen disappeared.
Just then John‟s wife entered the room. She asked him why he was sitting in the dark. She told
John that she had bought a fancy Ouija board. He was stunned to hear it. He tells his wifeLavinia to get rid of the Ouija board and buy something else. But she refuses to do so.John tried to write a ghost story; however, he was unable to do so. The next Saturday, heremained extremely busy till evening .When he reached home the maid Gladolia informed thatLavinia was arranging Ouija board party in the home. In the little parlour of the home womenwere sitting in
two‟s. B
etween each couple was a Ouija board, Lavinia came to John andpersuaded him to be a partner of Miss Laura Hinkle. A lady at the last moment had shown herinability to come.
Unwillingly, John had to be Laura‟s partner. She held his hands and held them in the desired
position. The little board began to slide around .Laura asked the board to tell them something.O
n the board the word „traitor‟ appeared. The board continued to spell
. It indicated that theTraitor was John and her name was Helen. Five Ouija boards started calling John by name.Lavinia looked at John as if he was an insect. John got up and fled from there. He did not knowhow that party ended. He came to
his room and went to sleep at three O‟Clock.
 Next morning Lavinia was not present at the breakfast table. John went to the library for anothertry at a ghost story. There he got a slip of paper Lavinia had written to John that she was going back to her grandmother. She wrote that her lawyer would communicate with John later. John
cried, „O, I wish I was dead!”.
He again heard that horrible voice of Helen‟s ghost. John asked her why she had appeared like that in his room. She told him that she was sent to ask when his wife was going to get rid of that Quija board. John told her that it was because of her hehad lost his wife. Then from outside Gladolia, their servant announced that she was going to quither job. She did not like hoodoos. J
ohn told Helen‟s ghost that she had lost him his cook.
 Then the door opened and Lavinia entered. She was carrying a suitcase. She set down the suit-case on the floor. John leapt from his chair and sprang in front of her. She did not look at him orbehind him. Lavinia told him that she had come to tell him that she was leaving. He said that itwas fine .She said that he was behaving in a strange manner. She told John that he wasconcealing something from her. Then Gladolia told Lavinia that she was going to leave that placebecause of the Quija board .The maid said that she would never touch it. John volunteers to burnit.Lavinia insisted that John was concealing or hiding somebody there. She said that she would see.Who was behind him? She asked where that Helen was. The ghost of Helen appeared and saidshe was Helen. The Ghost of Helen disappeared.
Lavinia fell into her husband‟s arms. John felt a
sudden desire to write. He cried that he got an excellent plot for a ghost story.

Posted by Vaibhav(student)on 16/10/12

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may i ask you one question ......would you like to eat berger with me.but my friend asked me to have pizza with you .so my final decicision is that.and never mind of the summary of shaddy plot its so simple.

Posted by Deepa(student)on 19/10/12

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John Hallock is a freelance author. He also works as an accountant in an office. A ghost storywas the first fiction he had written. It was liked by the readers. So whenever Jenkins wanted aghost story, he would contact John. Jenkins asked him to write another Ghost story. So John satdown to write a ghost story soon after he reached home from his office.John was not able to think about the plot of the ghost story he wished to write. It was twilight bythis time. He had forgotten to turn on the lamp. The other end of the room was full of shadowsand furniture. Suddenly the ghost of Helen appeared from that part of the room. She was longand angular. She had large fishy eyes. She came over and stood in front of John. He asked herabout her purpose of coming. She told John that he had been calling on heaven and earth allafternoon to help him write a story.Helen while in human form was an unsuccessful writer. As a ghost she found others who werelike her. They organized

John Hallock is a freelance author. He also works as an accountant in an office. A ghost storywas the first fiction he had written. It was liked by the readers. So whenever Jenkins wanted aghost story, he would contact John. Jenkins asked him to write another Ghost story. So John satdown to write a ghost story soon after he reached home from his office.John was not able to think about the plot of the ghost story he wished to write. It was twilight bythis time. He had forgotten to turn on the lamp. The other end of the room was full of shadowsand furniture. Suddenly the ghost of Helen appeared from that part of the room. She was longand angular. She had large fishy eyes. She came over and stood in front of John. He asked herabout her purpose of coming. She told John that he had been calling on heaven and earth allafternoon to help him write a story.Helen while in human form was an unsuccessful writer. As a ghost she found others who werelike her. They organized

John Hallock is a freelance author. He also works as an accountant in an office. A ghost storywas the first fiction he had written. It was liked by the readers. So whenever Jenkins wanted aghost story, he would contact John. Jenkins asked him to write another Ghost story. So John satdown to write a ghost story soon after he reached home from his office.John was not able to think about the plot of the ghost story he wished to write. It was twilight bythis time. He had forgotten to turn on the lamp. The other end of the room was full of shadowsand furniture. Suddenly the ghost of Helen appeared from that part of the room. She was longand angular. She had large fishy eyes. She came over and stood in front of John. He asked herabout her purpose of coming. She told John that he had been calling on heaven and earth allafternoon to help him write a story.Helen while in human form was an unsuccessful writer. As a ghost she found others who werelike her. They organized

„The writer‟s Inspiration Bureau‟. They would look for writers in search
of ideas. Then the case was brought to the attention of the main office. One of them is deputed tohelp that writer. She claimed that previously she had been inspiring John with ideas to write butnow the ghosts have decided to go on strike. They would not come to inspire the writers now.The ghost of Helen told John that the cause of strike was the Ouija board fanatics. The ghosts of have to sit at a desk and answer question of the Ouija board owners. They have become so busynow that they can hardly go to haunt now. She told John to use his good influence and help her.He should get all of his friends and acquaintances to stop using the Ouija board, and then theghosts will start helping him again. Thereafter the ghost of Helen disappeared.
Just then John‟s wife entered the room. She asked him why he was sitting in the dark. She told
John that she had bought a fancy Ouija board. He was stunned to hear it. He tells his wifeLavinia to get rid of the Ouija board and buy something else. But she refuses to do so.John tried to write a ghost story; however, he was unable to do so. The next Saturday, heremained extremely busy till evening .When he reached home the maid Gladolia informed thatLavinia was arranging Ouija board party in the home. In the little parlour of the home womenwere sitting in
two‟s. B
etween each couple was a Ouija board, Lavinia came to John andpersuaded him to be a partner of Miss Laura Hinkle. A lady at the last moment had shown herinability to come.
Unwillingly, John had to be Laura‟s partner. She held his hands and held them in the desired
position. The little board began to slide around .Laura asked the board to tell them something.O
n the board the word „traitor‟ appeared. The board continued to spell
. It indicated that theTraitor was John and her name was Helen. Five Ouija boards started calling John by name.Lavinia looked at John as if he was an insect. John got up and fled from there. He did not knowhow that party ended. He came to
his room and went to sleep at three O‟Clock.
Next morning Lavinia was not present at the breakfast table. John went to the library for anothertry at a ghost story. There he got a slip of paper Lavinia had written to John that she was going back to her grandmother. She wrote that her lawyer would communicate with John later. John
cried, „O, I wish I was dead!”.
He again heard that horrible voice of Helen‟s ghost. John asked her why she had appeared like that in his room. She told him that she was sent to ask when his wife was going to get rid of that Quija board. John told her that it was because of her hehad lost his wife. Then from outside Gladolia, their servant announced that she was going to quither job. She did not like hoodoos. J
ohn told Helen‟s ghost that she had lost him his cook.
Then the door opened and Lavinia entered. She was carrying a suitcase. She set down the suit-case on the floor. John leapt from his chair and sprang in front of her. She did not look at him orbehind him. Lavinia told him that she had come to tell him that she was leaving. He said that itwas fine .She said that he was behaving in a strange manner. She told John that he wasconcealing something from her. Then Gladolia told Lavinia that she was going to leave that placebecause of the Quija board .The maid said that she would never touch it. John volunteers to burnit.Lavinia insisted that John was concealing or hiding somebody there. She said that she would see.Who was behind him? She asked where that Helen was. The ghost of Helen appeared and saidshe was Helen. The Ghost of Helen disappeared.
Lavinia fell into her husband‟s arms. John felt a
sudden desire to write. He cried that he got an excellent plot for a ghost story.
„The writer‟s Inspiration Bureau‟. They would look for writers in search
of ideas. Then the case was brought to the attention of the main office. One of them is deputed tohelp that writer. She claimed that previously she had been inspiring John with ideas to write butnow the ghosts have decided to go on strike. They would not come to inspire the writers now.The ghost of Helen told John that the cause of strike was the Ouija board fanatics. The ghosts of have to sit at a desk and answer question of the Ouija board owners. They have become so busynow that they can hardly go to haunt now. She told John to use his good influence and help her.He should get all of his friends and acquaintances to stop using the Ouija board, and then theghosts will start helping him again. Thereafter the ghost of Helen disappeared.
Just then John‟s wife entered the room. She asked him why he was sitting in the dark. She told
John that she had bought a fancy Ouija board. He was stunned to hear it. He tells his wifeLavinia to get rid of the Ouija board and buy something else. But she refuses to do so.John tried to write a ghost story; however, he was unable to do so. The next Saturday, heremained extremely busy till evening .When he reached home the maid Gladolia informed thatLavinia was arranging Ouija board party in the home. In the little parlour of the home womenwere sitting in
two‟s. B
etween each couple was a Ouija board, Lavinia came to John andpersuaded him to be a partner of Miss Laura Hinkle. A lady at the last moment had shown herinability to come.
Unwillingly, John had to be Laura‟s partner. She held his hands and held them in the desired
position. The little board began to slide around .Laura asked the board to tell them something.O
n the board the word „traitor‟ appeared. The board continued to spell
. It indicated that theTraitor was John and her name was Helen. Five Ouija boards started calling John by name.Lavinia looked at John as if he was an insect. John got up and fled from there. He did not knowhow that party ended. He came to
his room and went to sleep at three O‟Clock.
Next morning Lavinia was not present at the breakfast table. John went to the library for anothertry at a ghost story. There he got a slip of paper Lavinia had written to John that she was going back to her grandmother. She wrote that her lawyer would communicate with John later. John
cried, „O, I wish I was dead!”.
He again heard that horrible voice of Helen‟s ghost. John asked her why she had appeared like that in his room. She told him that she was sent to ask when his wife was going to get rid of that Quija board. John told her that it was because of her hehad lost his wife. Then from outside Gladolia, their servant announced that she was going to quither job. She did not like hoodoos. J
ohn told Helen‟s ghost that she had lost him his cook.
Then the door opened and Lavinia entered. She was carrying a suitcase. She set down the suit-case on the floor. John leapt from his chair and sprang in front of her. She did not look at him orbehind him. Lavinia told him that she had come to tell him that she was leaving. He said that itwas fine .She said that he was behaving in a strange manner. She told John that he wasconcealing something from her. Then Gladolia told Lavinia that she was going to leave that placebecause of the Quija board .The maid said that she would never touch it. John volunteers to burnit.Lavinia insisted that John was concealing or hiding somebody there. She said that she would see.Who was behind him? She asked where that Helen was. The ghost of Helen appeared and saidshe was Helen. The Ghost of Helen disappeared.
Lavinia fell into her husband‟s arms. John felt a
sudden desire to write. He cried that he got an excellent plot for a ghost story.
„The writer‟s Inspiration Bureau‟. They would look for writers in search
of ideas. Then the case was brought to the attention of the main office. One of them is deputed tohelp that writer. She claimed that previously she had been inspiring John with ideas to write butnow the ghosts have decided to go on strike. They would not come to inspire the writers now.The ghost of Helen told John that the cause of strike was the Ouija board fanatics. The ghosts of have to sit at a desk and answer question of the Ouija board owners. They have become so busynow that they can hardly go to haunt now. She told John to use his good influence and help her.He should get all of his friends and acquaintances to stop using the Ouija board, and then theghosts will start helping him again. Thereafter the ghost of Helen disappeared.
Just then John‟s wife entered the room. She asked him why he was sitting in the dark. She told
John that she had bought a fancy Ouija board. He was stunned to hear it. He tells his wifeLavinia to get rid of the Ouija board and buy something else. But she refuses to do so.John tried to write a ghost story; however, he was unable to do so. The next Saturday, heremained extremely busy till evening .When he reached home the maid Gladolia informed thatLavinia was arranging Ouija board party in the home. In the little parlour of the home womenwere sitting in
two‟s. B
etween each couple was a Ouija board, Lavinia came to John andpersuaded him to be a partner of Miss Laura Hinkle. A lady at the last moment had shown herinability to come.
Unwillingly, John had to be Laura‟s partner. She held his hands and held them in the desired
position. The little board began to slide around .Laura asked the board to tell them something.O
n the board the word „traitor‟ appeared. The board continued to spell
. It indicated that theTraitor was John and her name was Helen. Five Ouija boards started calling John by name.Lavinia looked at John as if he was an insect. John got up and fled from there. He did not knowhow that party ended. He came to
his room and went to sleep at three O‟Clock.
Next morning Lavinia was not present at the breakfast table. John went to the library for anothertry at a ghost story. There he got a slip of paper Lavinia had written to John that she was going back to her grandmother. She wrote that her lawyer would communicate with John later. John
cried, „O, I wish I was dead!”.
He again heard that horrible voice of Helen‟s ghost. John asked her why she had appeared like that in his room. She told him that she was sent to ask when his wife was going to get rid of that Quija board. John told her that it was because of her hehad lost his wife. Then from outside Gladolia, their servant announced that she was going to quither job. She did not like hoodoos. J
ohn told Helen‟s ghost that she had lost him his cook.
Then the door opened and Lavinia entered. She was carrying a suitcase. She set down the suit-case on the floor. John leapt from his chair and sprang in front of her. She did not look at him orbehind him. Lavinia told him that she had come to tell him that she was leaving. He said that itwas fine .She said that he was behaving in a strange manner. She told John that he wasconcealing something from her. Then Gladolia told Lavinia that she was going to leave that placebecause of the Quija board .The maid said that she would never touch it. John volunteers to burnit.Lavinia insisted that John was concealing or hiding somebody there. She said that she would see.Who was behind him? She asked where that Helen was. The ghost of Helen appeared and saidshe was Helen. The Ghost of Helen disappeared.
Lavinia fell into her husband‟s arms. John felt a
sudden desire to write. He cried that he got an excellent plot for a ghost story.

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