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This character, is portrayed by a special guest star.

Daphne is a character created by Kristen. She appeared in episode "The Tale of the Frozen Ghost".


Daphne is the babysitter and close friend of Charles Pemberton-Shilling III: A is spoiled and privileged boy from a rich family. She is loyal and devoted babysitter. However, she also wants Charles to understand there is more to life than being rich, and to try and behave more like a regular kid. And to play outside and enjoy the real world more. During the events of the story, Charles' parents went away to a wedding. Therefore it was arranged for Charles to spend the time away in the country, visiting his two great aunts: Gretta and Maylene. She came along with him to help him and keep him company. Charles' great Aunts were more than pleased to have them over, but they were very poor. They couldn't pay the bills on time so their electricity and furnace was cut off.

She suggests that the Aunts ask Charles' parents to lend them some money. But Charles' great aunts didn't dare ask them for money. Since Charles' great-grandfather and the Aunt's father many years ago had a family feud. Therefore the other side of the Pemberton-Shilling, family didn't dare ask them for any money.

The feud happened because many years ago when Charles' great-grandfather hired a man, to work on the family farm. Aunt Gretta and Aunt Maylene's father suspected something strange about the man all along, but his Aunts brother, (Charles' great-grandfather) didn't listen and allowed him work on the farm. The farmhand, eventually turned out to be a notorious bank robber, and robbed a bank one day. The robber was caught running away in the woods and he was put onto a train and sent to prison. Apparently the train crashed on the way and all the passengers died.

During this time Charles had told her that he was seeing and hearing a ghost outside at nighttime. He woke up her up feeling terrified and shocked. Charles tried to tell her that he just saw the Frozen Ghost outside saying an eerie voice "I'm cold!". But she didn't believe him and just told him to go back to bed.

The next morning at breakfast, she and Charles were still mad at each other. She explains that he is mad at her, for not believing that he saw a ghost late the other night. Aunt Maylene revealed to him and Daphne that there really was a ghost. However, they were not going to mention it because they didn't want to scare them. But since Charles had seen it, they decide to tell them.

Aunt Maylene explained that many years ago, there was a young boy from a neighboring nearby farm. Aunt Greta and Aunt Maylene's father told them, that this boy was always sneaking around their house to find out where their mother had hidden the cookies. Then one day he was found in their wood shed all curled up. Almost like he was trying to stay warm but froze to death and died. The Aunts assure them that the ghost was friendly and never came into the house.

Soon She and Charles went outside to chop some firewood. She was having a great time enjoying the outdoors, trying something new. He was just being a pain in the neck and didn't want to try. Daphne tried to encourage him to try something different. Then he complained that he would get dirty, she lectured him for being such a wimp and a wuss. Then after a brief argument, she rubbed mud all over his clothes to show him that it's not a big deal to get dirty. Then Charles got upset at her, saying that he would tell her.

Soon She and Charles stopped in the tracks, hearing an eerie and spooky sound. He insisted that it was the ghost and that they needed to head back to the house right away. She was curious and wanted to go check it out for herself. Then when she was gone, invisible foot prints suddenly started to appear in the mud. He backed away scared. Then turned around to run.

Finally she found him and helped out of big a mud puddle he fell into. He explains to her that the frozen ghost was here and it keeps on following him. Then she and Charles both looked on in frightened shock, when they saw frozen ghost standing nearby a toppled over tree log.

He told her that it was from a message in his dream: In his dream the robber put a jacket in the hole. So she observes him go over to dig through the hole in the log. There he finds an old red jacket. Also some old long antique keys falls out from the jacket pocket.

She watches him gave the red jacket to the ghost, and the ghost puts it on. Suddenly the ghost transforms into a normal healthy looking young boy and then vanishes. She and Charles were very relieved to find out that the ghost was harmless, and all he wanted was his jacket because he was cold.

Then back at the house, they give the aunts the key they found. Aunt Maylene suddenly remembered what it was : It is a latch for the stove pipe! So she placed it into the long stove and turned it open. The suddenly a loud crashing and jingling sound came from inside the wood stove.

She watched Charles open the door on the wood stove, and out came a plethora of old dusty golden coins. She, Charles and the two aunts all looked in amazement and shock. It turns out that the farmhand/bank robber hid the money he stole in the pipe of the wood stove. So now Charles aunts will be rich and they would not have to worry about financial problems any longer!


  • Soon after this, Melissa Joan Hart, who was still on Clarissa Explains It All at that time would become very famous for playing Sabrina Spellman in the show Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

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