"The Cemetery Path"
Ivan: The protagonist. A timid little man, he is terrified of the local cemetery, causinghim to walk the long way around every night. In a state of alcohol-induced intoxication, he is dared to go through the cemetery and strike a sword in the ground the prove it, and accepts. His fear is ultimately his downfall.
Lieutenant: The leader of the soldiers at the bar dares Ivan to face his fears. He is haughty, but never really meant any harm.