The story begins in the autumn of 1860 or 1859, when General Lamnovsky, who is the chief of the engineering castle, dies. He is not liked by his subordinates and superiors. There are rumors around the district that he was associated with various evil forces. The Cadets arranged all sorts of dirty tricks for him at any opportunity. A description of one of them we put in this summary.
“Ghost in the engineering castle” contains a scene of false funerals. In it, the cadets already mentioned turn into sheets and arrange a funeral procession, holding lighted candles in their hands. The organizers of this prank have been punished. They were all caught. However, the joke is repeated on the next birthday of the general, and with it, and another funeral. This continues several times.
According to custom, the cadets must shift on duty near the coffin. Going to the next part of this work. as a “Ghost in an engineering castle.” Brief description of the events. which occurred after the death of the general. The deceased is a Lutheran. Therefore, it is decided not to bring it to the church. The coffin is left in the apartment. In the church, according to Orthodox custom, there are funeral services – morning, and also evening. They must be present at the castle in its entirety, with the exception of the duty shift. On the final evening, before the funeral occurs, the most important persons are at the funeral service.
Four Cadets stand in the guard: K-din, Z-sky, V-nov and G-ton. The first was more unloved than the others who lied for various leprosy. He was most angry that K-dyn during the last “false” funeral depicted the deceased, and also delivered a speech from his face. As a result, Lamnovsky swore that he would punish the cadet for his entire life. But now the general is not afraid of anyone. K-din abstained from pranks all year. Now he wants to puff for good. The Cadet wants to prove that the deceased is not dangerous to him. He climbs the catafalque, and then grabs the dead man’s nose. Suddenly, a sigh follows from the coffin.