Refusing to leave his house, the doctor can’t help his aging patient, played by Ernest Chapel, the way he would like. The wound received from the old, black powder gun stands to cause infections. Are there really ghosts in the house, or is Erneest just delirious?
Noises are described. Beating on doors, hammering, a woman crying, finding a door, where there isn’t any door. Is the door locked? Does someone need help? What would happen if the ghost came out?
More ghostly encounters reveal footsteps in the snow outside. then the nearly unintelligible voices become more real. What message do they have for Ernest?
Is he just dreaming? The ghost comes every night. With the lure of the ghostly visitor,, can Ernest stay, or should he go? What would that mean for him, no matter how he decides?