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Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders - Harlequin Valentine, and Locks Summary & Analysis

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Harlequin Valentine, and Locks Summary

In "Harlequin Valentine," Harlequin nails his heart to Missy's front door on Valentine's Day. She takes the heart to the morgue where she used to work, where the pathologist examines it and tells her it is a real human heart. He recommends incinerating it, but she keeps it. Harlequin disguises himself as an old woman and asks for a coin in return for a fortune. Missy gives the old woman a coin, and the old woman tells her that Harlequin has given her his heart. He tells her that she must learn its beat for herself, then cannot believe that he actually gave her information. He distracts her and disappears.

Missy then withdraws all her money and goes to the Salt Shaker Cafe, where she orders hash browns and ketchup, and asks for a steak knife. She...

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