Oscar Wilde – The Canterville Ghost
An American politician and his family buy an English manor, and its… ghost, of course. The century-old family ghost is part of the deal, as the lord selling the house would not keep its existence from the buyer.
This is a very entertaining short story. The story is public domain, and can be found and read directly from goodreads.com, among other sources.
I must have read it years ago, though that doesn’t change it’s a good read.