John Hallock is the
protagonist of the story "A Shady Plot". He is the husband of Lavinia an
is plagued by the ghost of Helen. Helen tells John to prevent the use
of Ouija Boards, if he wishes to continue his successful career as a
ghost story writer. John comes across as a plagued husband, who is
worried about his wife's reaction on perceiving an actual ghost. He
loves his wife in spite of the fact that she is a spendthrift.
Lavinia is the quintessential modern wife, who loves to spend money and
indulge new fashions or trends. She is the one who purchases an Ouija
Board and organizes the Ouija party. She may come across as a vacuous
wife, but finally displays genuine love and affection for her husband.
john was an upcoming writer. He used to write ghost stories especially
for the jenkins publishing house. Every time John would sat to write a
ghost story he would start thinking deeply but didn't have any ideas
but at last end up writing a good horror story.john was a very caring
husband for Lavinia.
• John Hallock: He is an accountant in lumber company. He also wrote
stories on supernatural theme for Jeniken’s magazine. However, he has no
idea on this theme but eventually he ends up writing excellent stories.
Later, he comes to know that ghosts are helping him in writing that
stories. He is a hen-pecked husband who is always afraid of his wife,
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