Brief Interviews with Hideous Men - The Devil Is a Busy Man Summary & Analysis

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Summary

This two-page story is told in a conversational monologue tone that is similar to “Yet Another Example…XI” or the “Brief Interviews” stories. This story is told by an unnamed, unidentified narrator who is reflecting on a story about their father (“Daddy”) from their childhood.

The narrator describes how their father would occasionally take out a notice in the local newspaper when he found an item in his garage that he didn’t want anymore. Initially, the father would offer up the item for free, only to have people arrive at his house and regard the item with extreme suspicion, spending a long time arriving at their decision. When the father began to offer the same types of items for $5 or $10, customers would rush to the house and buy the item almost immediately, happy that they were getting such...

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