The narrator, Shankar and his friend Jayanto get away from their busy schedules to spend a vacation together in Bundi. The two friends stay at the circuit house, where Jayanto had lived for a short while as a kid. Nostalgia grips Jayanto and he keeps having flashbacks to his time at the circuit house as a child. The most notable memory recall that Jayanto has is that of his 12-inch Swiss doll Fritz, which he adored a great deal as a kid. Jayanto remembers slowly how it was during his stay at Bundi that Fritz was destroyed by two dogs; and it was under a deodar tree in the premises that Jayanto had then buried his favourite doll.
At night, Jayanto was woken up by the feeling that something was crawling over his body and brown circular marks were found on the quilt, which couldn’t be traced to any small animals like mice or cats by the two friends. The next day, Jayanto reveals to Shankar that it was his doll Fritz that had visited him at night. Jayanto’s confession seems nonsensical to Shankar, who decides to get Fritz’s grave dug up so that his friend can see the remnants of the doll and cast aside any paranormal notions of the doll having visited him. However, when the two friends dig out Fritz’s grave with a gardener’s help, they are astonished beyond measure to find a pure white, 12-inch human skeleton