The author and Irene live alone in a large house that has been in the family for generations and full of memories. They are from the upper class since they are living in this spacious house and they don't work because they have a farm and they get their needs from there.They are not married or engaged they are just two siblings living toghether
Irene spend her time by knitting while the author reads. They clean the house together as well. They live a boring life,since they don't get out of the house at all.
Once, the author went to the kitchen to drink water but instead he prepared mate.While he was preparing it, he heard sounds coming from the back part of the house so he went there and closed the oak door that leads to the part of the house that the sounds came from.
When he told his sister about it, she did't show any reaction and they decided to stay in the other part of the house.
After a few days, they started to hear the voices again clearly. They didn't know from where did these voices came from, so they decided to run away from the house.
They didn't have enough time to take anything from the house. They were sad and frightened . They threw the key away so no one can enter this house again. At this moment the house was taken over.