Charles Desmarais Gardette was born in Philadelphia in 1830 to an aristocratic family and received his M.D.
After asserting that he is an "Old Bachelor" who lives on the third floor of his sister's mansion, the author recalls a night in which it appears his sister's home has been visited by spirits, or ghosts, who have stolen various things. He ingeniously works out a plan to catch the "spirits" who turn out to be the servants in the home.
The Vault at Pfaff's
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