he stranger arrived in Iping on a cold day in February, garbed head to foot in
an ensemble that seemed to come straight from a theatrical wardrobe,
complete with false nose. He took up residence in a private parlor at the
around his head and face.
After a few unusual encounters with the man, the town of Iping
from the law. One night the Coach’s owners, Mr. and Mrs.
Hall, see an opportunity to learn more about their curious guest
when they find his bedroom door ajar while he is seemingly out
of the house. But when they start investigating his room, they
The stranger decides to divulge his secret, and he undoes his bandages to
reveal…nothing! The man is not disfigured, he’s invisible. But amidst the confusion
this causes among the townspeople, the local sheriff shows up to arrest the
stranger–invisible or not–for his suspicious activities. The invisible man is forced
to flee, but not before causing a good deal of havoc in Iping. Soon the papers are
rolling off the presses with stories of the strange goings-on in Iping, even as the
humans; he only only wants to force cooperation from them as he seeks to restore
himself to visibility.