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Frankappears in No Flies on Frank

Frank is described as an ordinary man. In the story the phrase "no flies on Frank" is used to describe the fact that Frank is smart and responsible. The reader quickly sees that Frank is not completely reasonable despite the fact that he has a wife and a child. When Frank sees that the bathroom scales have him as weighing more than he did the previous day he becomes angry. When his wife speaks to him Frank offers to kill her if she speaks to him again. The wife continues to talk, and so he kills her. Three days later there are still no flies on Frank, but now there are flies on his wife. The reader sees that Frank isn't upset that his wife is dead or that he killed her but seems to notice that he has to now make his own breakfast.

He tries to get rid of his wife's body, not out of fear of being caught but that the body is attracting flies. When the wife's mother refuses to take the body or let Frank in because of all the flies he is upset only that she did not even bother to offer him a cup of tea.

Henryappears in Henry and Harry

Henry is the son of Harry. Harry is a cripple and his son asks him continually to tell him the story of his stumps because not everyone has a real cripple for a father. Henry wants to have a golf job when he grows up, but his father wants him to help run the family business that Harry runs and his father before him. Harry is a Brummer Striving, and the business is a fast dying business.

Henry can't stand the thought of the family business and runs away to find a golf job. When Henry gets out into the world, he finds that he can't find a golfing job and realizes he is a Brummer just like his father and goes home. When he gets home he finds his mother burying the father. Henry isn't upset that his father is being buried but is angry that his mother took so long to answer him. Henry doesn't weep for his father and continues to watch the mother as she buries her husband.

Nigelappears in Good Boy Nigel

A happy dog named Nigel. His owners tell him what a good dog he is and that he will be put to sleep that day.

Annappears in Nicely Nicely Clive

The girl that Roger is going to marry. She is in a wheel chair, but her father comes home and cancels the husband.

Clive Barrowappears in Nicely Nicely Clive

Clive is the calm friend of Roger who is marrying Ann.

Large John Saliverappears in Treasure Ivan

The Sailor that takes up with Small Jack Hawkins. Tries to start a mutiny on the ship.

Small Jack Hawkinsappears in Treasure Ivan

Thought to be a small cabin boy on the ship that sails to look for treasure. Turns out he is a small midget of thirty-two years old.

Marianappears in No Flies on Frank

The wife of Frank. There are no flies on Frank but there are on Marian after Frank kills her.

Daveappears in Partly Dave

He is a salesman with the gift of gab. Jumps off a bus.

Michaelappears in Sad Michael

Michael is sad but no one knows why. It is thought that he is deaf and dumb, but when someone gets him angry he yells at them and then says he will have to sell his deaf and dumb books.

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