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Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders - Closing Time, and Going Wodwo Summary & Analysis

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Closing Time, and Going Wodwo Summary

"Closing Time" is set in an old English club where professionals gather to talk and drink. There are four men there after midnight, the narrator, an actor called Paul, a computer gaming magazine editor called Martyn, and a strange ill-looking man. They tell each other ghost stories, then one of them offers to tell a true story.

He tells a story from when he was nine years old and used to walk home past an abandoned gatehouse. One day there were three boys outside the gatehouse, looking at a porn magazine. The boy joined them and helped them chase the missing pages. The older boys, Simon, Douglas and Jamie, took him to an abandoned manor house called the Swallows. They crept around the house into the gardens, where the older boys told jokes and urinated...

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