In the exposition of the short story “Three Skeleton Key” written by George G. Toudouze, three lighthouse men get a visit by tons of rats that soon attack. It all started when Itchoua was sleeping, a window in his room had a metal sealing on it that opened one night and all the rats piled into his room. They started to attack him, but fortunately, Le Gleo and the narrator heard heard the commotion and ran down stairs to see what was the matter. Le Gleo, Itchoua, and the narrator all fought against the evil rats with their knives. Once the were finished fighting them, they closed the door and locked it on them. The three men killed some of the rats, however, still some remained alive. Later that day, the sharks helped take part in killing the rats too. They would put their belly's to the lighthouse and scoop up the rats. In conclusion, the story "Three Skeleton Key" was an interesting story about three lighthouse workers who had a frighting, memorable incident.