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Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders - Keepsakes and Treasures, and Good Boys Deserve Favors Summary & Analysis

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Keepsakes and Treasures, and Good Boys Deserve Favors Summary

The narrator of "Keepsakes and Treasures" is an orphan, whose mother was sent to an insane asylum by her own father. She became pregnant there, probably through rape. She eventually killed herself. The narrator was brought up in an orphanage where the deputy-head sexually abused the boys. When he was still very young, he killed the deputy-head. This brought him to the attention of a man called Mr. Alice, who arranged for him to be brought up in a proper home. He found records of the boy's mother and potential fathers, which the narrator used to track down the men and kill them. After graduating from university, the narrator visited his grandfather and killed him too. He is very grateful to Mr. Alice and considers himself his loyal man...

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