All about farmer Mrs. Gaddy's attempts to get rid of the ghost in her kitchen. She tries a broom, bug spray, fire (in the oven), confinement (in the butter churn), and a mousetrap; but the ghost evades them all. She contemplates moving, but doesn't want to leave. When at last she writes a letter politely requesting that the ghost leave, his sobs cause her to reconsider (""The ghost has lived here longer than I have. It feels just the way I do. . . . It wants to stay right here in its own home"")--and thereafter she finds his noisy night-presence ""very good company."" Genial hustle-bustle, illustrated to suit with spry good spirit.