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The Illustrated Man Chapter Summary & Analysis - Marionettes, Inc. Summary

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Marionettes, Inc. Summary

Smith wonders how his friend Braling managed to get out for the night as his wife keeps him under her thumb. Braling even has a ticket to go to Rio, but without his wife. Smith loves his wife, but she is very possessive.

Braling shows Smith his secret: an identical robot. This is the first time he's used the robot, and he's planning on leaving the robot with his wife while he escapes to Rio for a month. Smith gets the company's card from Braling, and reads that the robots are illegal and cost between $7,600 and $15,000 dollars. Smith plans to take $8,000 from his joint bank account to get his own robot.

When he comes home and sees his sleeping wife, he feels a pang of remorse. Then he realizes his wife has taken $10,000 from their bankbook. At first he is incensed, wondering what she bought...

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