Tenth of December: Stories - My Chivalric Disaster Summary & Analysis

George Saunders
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My Chivalric Disaster Summary

In this story, Ted witnesses Martha, a fellow employee, getting raped by their boss. The next morning, both Ted and Martha are given bribes to keep them from telling what happened. Martha also begs Ted not to tell her husband, Nate, what happened because she believes the knowledge will kill him. Ted is moved up from his job in janitorial to one as a pacing guard. The first night on the job, Ted messes up his lines.

Later, when Don Murray comes to the set, he suggests that he and Ted go fishing together. When Martha appears as well, Ted can no longer keep quiet about the attack. He tells what he knows and gets fired. Martha is angry and sad because she knows what people will say about her. Ted's family is disappointed and upset because he had...

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