This study explores Henry Jamess charming job in his novella gem, The Turn of the Screw in connection with frequently used words, charm and charming in the text. These words are used to describe characters feelings and thoughts about people (appearances and behaviors) and things (summer, stillness, news) in the novella. As the two charming children and their governesss charming work cast a spell (charm) on her, Jamess storytelling gets hold of readers sufficiently breathless like Douglas does with his audience. This research focuses on the two prevalent storytelling strategies that achieve the effects of triggering curiosity and building up suspense: storytelling delay and dramatic dialogues. These are Jamess ingenuity that provides a ghastly atmosphere for the ghost story genre, which contributes to a great readership of the story in English literature over different generations via different media as well−movies, theatrical dramas and opera.