“Step into our Parlor”, in Redbook magazine, August 1961.
Sent to value some property of his father, a young Mr. Thale is surprised to find that the house is occupied by 4 squatters. His Great Aunt being the original owner of the property he thought to be emptied for 6 years has been collecting people. They advertised for a young man to marry their youngest member a little lady named Tarragon. But instead they get him. Can he keep quiet about these lost souls? Or, will he have to kick these people? (This is a short-story version of Thale’s Folly)