Justify the title a shady plot
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The word 'shady' refers to something that is hidden and concealed. In the story, the main plot of the story is concealed. What happens in the life of John Hallock, is also concealed to his wife. The means of writing the ghost story is also mysterious to John Hallock himself. Thus, the title of the story is justified.

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The name of the story is ‘A Shady Plot’. The word
‘shady’ here means ‘quiet, dark, or concealed; hidden’. The word ‘plot’ here
means ‘storyline- the plan, scheme, or main story of a literary or dramatic
work, as a play, novel, or short story’. The story deals about author’s
unintentional involvement with the ghost ‘Helen’, who was the source behind all
the plots of his spooky stories. Since the plot of the story is about author’s secret
involvement with the ghost, Helen, which his wife comes to know about a little
at the end. The entire plot of the story has a ghostly (shady) element. So the
title ’A Shady (ghostly) Plot (story) is aptly justified.
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A shady plot refers to a storyline which is full of mystery, supernatural elements, murder, ghosts etc. The given story is about the ghost of Helen who has human qualities. It is a shady story which has mysterious and uncanny occurrences. So the title is appropriate.

Hallock did not get the plot of the story on his own. He got it from  someone else. The things which occurred with Hallock formed the plot of his story. He got all this because of the arrival of the ghost. So as the plot is got from someone else, it is a shady plot.
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Shady Plot is a detailed explanation of the story along with meanings of difficult words. Also, the explanation is followed by a Summary of the lesson.
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