Fiction ~ short story
Published in Woman, June 1927
Collected in Spook Stories, 1928
(First read 23/09/2012)
Really the only interesting thing about this story is that the unnamed narrator actually turns out to have a name ~ he's called Ted. He goes to visit his sister Margery and her husband Walter¹ at their rented house on an isolated stretch of coast in Sussex². Walter is convalescing after a near nervous breakdown. There are ghostly things going on in their music room, and a fishy gardener. In the end the mystery is solved neatly, to this reader's infinite boredom.
The story's available online here.
¹ Absolutely no relation to the hero and heroine of Juggernaut (1911). See my forthcoming essay* "Hi Jack, this is Jack, how's little Jack and your wife Jack?": On the Curious Lack of Imagination in E. F. Benson's Character Names.
² Well, one assumes it's Sussex ~ the nearest town is 'Hastings' ~ though I find it difficult to imagine any part of that coast being isolated, even in 1927.