A three-mast Brazilian ship passes by and a man standing on the shore, waving to it. After sailing on the broad and getting back home, the man starts feeling worse with every passing day. He realizes that there is a supernatural being in his home, taking his strength and sanity away. The man tries to fight back and kill the ghost but it proves more challenging than he had expected. He realizes that he himself had invited the creature. It was travelling on the Brazilian ship and was plaguing a lot of Brazilians, who were forced to flee their homes. Is it possible to drive away the supernatural being or will the man have to sacrifice his own life? Find out in the horror story "The Horla" by Guy de Maupassant.