[A novelette. Extracted from Scribner's magazine, vol. 43, April–June 1908, pp. 395-410 (Part I), 533-550 (Part II), 713-727 (Part III). Illustrated by Frederic Dorr Steele]
"What were you getting?" demanded Gaylor, eagerly. "If you'd only left him to me, till he signed the new will, you'd have had everything. It only needs his signature."
"Yes," interrupted Garrett contemptuously, "that's all it needs."
"Oh, he'd have signed it!" cried Gaylor. "But what's it worth now! Nothing! Thanks to you two, nothing! They'll claim undue influence, they'll claim he signed it under the influence of mediums—of ghosts." His voice shook with anger and distress. "You've ruined me!" he cried. "You've ruined me."