For five days, the ghost did not leave his room. He was very weak and tired and his nerves were completely shattered.
The ghost surrenders
The twins still played their tricks on him. They stretched strings across the corridor, over which he tripped in the dark, which the twins had constructed for him on the staircase.
Joke scaring the ghost.
When the ghost reached the twins' bedroom, he found the door slightly open. In order to frighten the boys enormously, he flung the door wide open, when a heavy jug of water fell right down on him, wetting him to the skin. The twins burst out in shrieks of laughter and the ghost fled.
The duke arrives at the Otis house
He now gave up all hope of ever frightening this rude American family and, as he was very afraid of the twins, from now on he crept around the house as quietly as possible.
It was about a quarter past two in the morning, and he thought that everyone was fast asleep, when suddenly from a dark corner two figures came running at him who waved their arms wildly above their heads and shouted “BOO!” in his ear.
The next day the Duke of Cheshire arrives at the home of the Otis family.