Disgrace

Disgrace: Chapters 17-18

  Summary – Chapters Seventeen and Eighteen One Sunday, Bev asks David about his personal life and the ‘young woman’ in Cape Town (which she knows about through Lucy). They talk more and on impulse he runs a finger over her lips, and she brushes her lips against his hand.   The following day she …

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Disgrace: Chapter 16

Summary – Chapter SixteenLucy avoids David the next morning and in the afternoon Petrus comes and says he wants to lay piping from the dam to his new house. He wants to borrow tools and asks David to help him fit the regulator. David does so and Petrus says nothing about the party or the …

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Disgrace: Chapter 15

Summary – Chapter Fifteen This chapter begins with a reference to two young sheep that David has noticed tethered all day on a patch of bare ground. They belong to Petrus and David asks him if ‘we’ could tie them somewhere so that they can graze. Petrus says they are for the party on Saturday …

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Disgrace: Chapter 14

Summary – Chapter Fourteen On what is described as ‘a new day’, Ettinger rings to offer to lend them a gun and David says they will think about it. David thinks of turning the farm into a fortress, but wonders if Lucy would agree to this as she is here because she loves the land …

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Disgrace: Chapter 13

  Summary – Chapter Thirteen Before they leave, Bev changes David’s dressings. He tries to raise the subject of rape again with Bev as well as the risks of pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV, and Bev says he must ask Lucy about this.   As he waits for Lucy, it is described how he …

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Disgrace: Chapter 12

  Summary – Chapter Twelve Ettinger drives Lucy back to her farm and they take David to the hospital and she then goes to the police. When David comes out of the treatment room, Bill Shaw is waiting for him as Lucy is now with Bev, and Bev said Bill should come for him. David …

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Disgrace: Chapter 11

  Summary – Chapter Eleven On Wednesday morning, David and Lucy take the dogs for a walk and she asks him why he has not stood up for himself more. He explains that the case she wants him to make is one that can no longer be made. He expands and says his case ‘rests …

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Disgrace: Chapters 8-10

  Summary – Chapters Eight, Nine and Ten David and Lucy take three of the dogs for a walk. She asks about Melanie and he says how she comes from George and is from ‘this part of the world’. She asks why she denounced him and he says he supposes the pressure became too much …

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Disgrace: Chapter 7

  Summary – Chapter Seven David decides to visit Lucy on her smallholding and sets off now there is ‘little to hold him back’. She has lived there for six years and was there initially as part of a commune. When it broke up, she wanted to stay and farm the land properly and helped …

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Disgrace: Chapter 6

Summary – Chapter Six The chapter begins with David’s hearing. He does not feel nervous and does not care that he is going into this with the ‘wrong spirit’. He is facing two charges; one is for harassment and the other is concerned with the validity of the records he kept on Melanie.   He …

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