As he answered the late night call, he glanced up the staircase to see Edith in the hall above, a specter in her antique dress, a look of alarm on her face.
She didn't seem surprised to find others in the living room and took a seat next to Effie, looking less a nighttime specter than an exhausted victim.
But some specter in his fitful half-sleep wouldn't even give permission for him to dream about Cynthia Byrne, sleeping restfully just yards away.
He peeked out and was startled by a white-clad specter on the stairs.
The specter shook its head and rose, moving away without disturbing the flora on the jungle floor.
Without the specter of Jeffrey Byrne hanging over him, Dean could have enjoyed the festivities even more.