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Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders - October in the Chair, and The Hidden Chamber Summary & Analysis

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October in the Chair, and The Hidden Chamber Summary

In "October in the Chair" the personifications of the seasons gather to tell stories. September starts by telling a tale about fine wine, but August finishes it for him; they have all heard it before. June then tells a quick story about a woman who fell in love with a man when she x-rayed his luggage at an airport.

October then tells his story, about a boy nicknamed Runt who runs away from home. Runt follows a river, comes to an abandoned farm and a pasture. He thinks the farmhouse looks creepy so he sleeps in the pasture. He wakes in the night to find a boy watching him. The boy is a ghost, who takes him to the graveyard and shows him his grave. The two boys then...

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