The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other Stories - The Fiend Summary & Analysis

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The Fiend Summary

Married and divorced twice and having shacked up many times, Martin Blanchard at 45 lives alone on the fourth floor of an apartment house. He is happy to be apart from the human race and does not feel lonely. One summer morning, he watches children at play out his window and becomes obsessed with ruffled panties worn by a saucy little girl. He masturbates, but gets no relief. When he later notices that the girl and two boys enter the garage, he locks himself in with them, threatens violence if they make noise, and rapes the little girl. She passes out before it is over. Back upstairs, he watches an angry mob form and an ambulance and police arrive. Shortly two large officers are at his door, beating him, handcuffing him, and shoving him into the squad car, where the beatings resume...

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