• The narrator reflects on his family history and his childhood.
• Chronically ill at a young age, the narrator nearly dies of autointoxication.
• At age four, the narrator encounters a night-soil man and finds himself feeling a confusing desire.
• Fascinated by a picture of a mounted knight, the boy begins to obsess about death and dying.
• The narrator loses interest in the knight upon learning it is a female, Joan of Arc.
• As a young boy, the narrator watches the soldiers passing by his house with longing.
• The narrator remembers a dream he had as a boy in which the adults wore masks.
• As a young boy, the narrator sees a magic show and dresses up like the female magician; the adults shame him for dressing up like a woman.
• In fiction, the boy admires any story of death even though he is scared of death.
• The boy...
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