An officer of an historic trust stays in an old manor house occupied by a pair of sisters, a wistful ghost, and a lot of dust.

Like most Aikman stories, this one takes its time to set up the situation and build out the characters and their relationships. It has few really scary moments, but a sense of dread runs through even the more mundane scenes. Aikman brings his own experience with historical preservation (and surely his experience of the politics within preservation societies) in this story, which adds another layer of interest.