Final Sample Point, Evidence and Explanation Paragraph (PEE) The very first sentence of the story creates tension for the reader. ‘I can assure you’ said I, ‘that it will take a very tangible ghost to frighten me!’ Firstly, the reader seems to be coming in on the middle of the conversation and may wonder what went before. Next, the narrator is boasting that he is not scared of ghosts. We know that, in a typical ghost story, whenever somebody makes this kind of boast, they are inevitably proved wrong. Therefore, the reader is now wondering how and when the speaker will be forced to accept that he has to believe in ghosts.