The action takes place in a library room of a villa,

now dilapidated and showing the signs of being empty for a long long time.

On the right side of the wall, there is a huge library filled with books.

Two comfortable chairs but torn and in bad condition,

a door facing the audience and another door on the left side.


The old villa was dilapidated and it had been like that for a long time. It was huge,

shaggy and wilting. Its windows were unevenly boarded shut, giving a menacing look.

The paint had worn away giving the house an unvarying grey look.

Gales had ripped many of the slates off and a heavy snowfall had pierced the roof,

giving it a flabby, deformed look.
Rumours were widespread about the villa.

Some said it was sinister.

Others said that it was haunted by the ghost of a man who had been found murdered a long time ago.

People avoided it and didn’t talk about it much and since the owners of the house were all dead except

one who lived somewhere in Australia,

the house was left abandoned.

The villagers were frightened of it because they believed the spirit was a vengeful one.