This incident happens at the beginning of Chapter VI. When Mrs Hall enters the room in which the stranger has been staying, the bedclothes pulled themselves together, leaped off the bed in "a sort of peak," and then jumped over the end of the bed. Mrs Hall thinks it looks as if they have been grabbed by a hand and then thrown aside. After this, several other things begin to throw themselves at Mrs Hall: the stranger's hat, a sponge, and finally a chair. The chair "charged at" Mrs Hall, and she hears a dry laugh. This sends her running from the room, and she declares that "tas sperits." She says that she had "half guessed" that the stranger, who does not go to church on Sundays, has "put the sperits into the furniture." Essentially, she seems to think he is a sort of witch, or otherwise involved in the occult, and has somehow haunted her room.