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The Canterville Ghost is a ghost story with a difference. To what extent is this true? 

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To a large extent, the idea that The Canterville Ghost story is different is true. The story does have some typical scary ghost story vibes to it. It's a story about a ghost that haunts a big mansion. People have been afraid to live there, and there is a blood spot on the floor that never goes away. It is a spooky set up. Additionally, when Sir Simon makes his first appearance, he is terrifying to look at.

His eyes were as red burning coals; long grey hair fell over his shoulders in matted coils; his garments, which were of antique cut, were soiled and ragged, and from his wrists and ankles hung heavy manacles and rusty gyves.

This is also one of those key moments in which the story differentiates itself from a standard, scary ghost story. Mr. Otis isn't scared in the slightest. He's a bit annoyed at the fact that the ghost woke him up. Mr. Otis hands Sir Simon some oil and essentially tells him to stop making so much noise. He then turns around, goes back to...

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