Exposition- The protagonist of the story. Billy Weaver is travailing from London to the city of Bath, England. The story begins at the train station. He is in town to conduct business. He later meets the LandLady, the antagonist in the story which will show an external conflict.
Rising action- When the Landlady manipulates Billy into staying at the Bed and Breakfast by making the price lower, he develops a false sense of security as a result.
Bed & Breakfast!
Climax- The Landlady asked Billy to sign the "Sign in the book" in the sitting room. When he does that he sees other names which seem to be familiar, but he can't think of where he saw it from. When he was just about to remember, the Landlady came in with tea and talked about how he was a charming boy.
Falling action- When Billy came to think of it, he thought it was werid that only 2 people have ever been there to stay. So he asked, "Excuse my asking, but haven’t there been any other guests here except them in the last two or three years?” " The landlady responds saying "No my dear, Only you." And then she grins. The story ends.
Resolution- Billy remembers a story about a young man disappearing while on a cross-country trip – the young man being Christopher Mulholland. Billy inquires about Mulholland’s whereabouts as of late, and the landlady tells him that neither Mulholland nor Temple had ever left the establishment. We then find out that the dachshund and a parrot in the den are both stuffed and that the woman did it herself. The story ends with Billy double-checking about any other guests, with the woman simply replying “No, my dear… only you.”