describe Canterville ghosts first effort to scare the Otis family

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Mr. Otis was awakened by a curious noise in the corridor, outside his room. It sounded like the clank of metal, and seemed to be coming nearer every moment. He got up at once, struck a match, and looked at the time. It was exactly one o'clock. He was quite calm, and felt his pulse, which was not at all feverish. The strange noise still continued, and with it he heard distinctly the sound of footsteps. He put on his slippers, took a small oblong phial out of  his dressing-case, and opened the door. Right in front of him he saw, in the wan moonlight, an old man of terrible aspect. His eyes were as red burning coals; long grey hair fell over his shoulders in matted coils; his garments, which were of antique cut, were soiled and ragged, and from his wrists and ankles hung heavy manacles and rusty gyves. Rather than being petrified, Mr Otis advises the ghost to oil his chains. He also gives the ghost a  small bottle of the Tammany Rising Sun Lubricator. After this he calmly returns to his bedroom. This was the first incident where the ghost tries to frighten the Otis family. 


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