Living by herself in the old Province House, Esther takes on ghostly qualities as
this excerpt from "Old Esther Dudley" reveals.
"The figure of the aged woman in the most gorgeous of her mildewed velvets and brocades was seen passing from casement to casement, until she
paused before the balcony, and flourished a huge key above her head. Her wrinkled visage actually gleamed with triumph, as if the soul within her
were a festal lamp." (courtesy of Eric Eldred)