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Save this story for later. The New Yorker, April 3, P. Narrator is depressed because no one has poked their head in to the exhibit in thirteen days, and the woman he shares his cave with, Janet, has been speaking English, which is forbidden Tells how they eat freshly killed goats which they find in the Big Slot Narrator discovers that the goat has not arrived one day The narrator gets a fax from his wife, Louise, who tells him that the medical crisis with their son Nelson, 3, has passed Janet reveals to two people who look in on them how they go to the bathroom Their goat the next day has a note attached to it suggesting that some staff members will be fired The narrator is invited to brunch by executive Greg Nordstrom, who suggests he betray Janet The narrator tells Janet that she is in trouble When he faxes details of this discussion to Greg Nordstrom, Nordstrom becomes angry with him, explaining that he wants documentation that Janet should be fired, not encouraging news about her performance Bradley is subsequently arrested and convicted Narrator continues to fax in positive evaluation reports, covering for Janet She argues with a tourist, who writes up a negative evaluation report; she is fired and replaced by a younger woman who has had a cavewoman brow surgically implanted Narrator notes her enthusiasm and wonders if he is pretending to eat small bugs off the ground at the correct rate.