When a dog arrives at Spence Mansion, Seymour is overjoyed. His adoptive parents are less enthusiastic — especially when Secret, the dog, barks all night long. Is it possible Secret just misses his old companion, the late Noah Breth, whose children are fighting over their father's money? Or does Secret have a secret that, in the end, will make the entire town of Ghastly howl with delight? Illustrations.