The Stories of Ray Bradbury - Stories 41 - 50 Summary & Analysis

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Stories 41 - 50 Summary

In "Skeleton" the protagonist, Mr. Harris, is a hypochondriac who so irritates his doctor that future visits are refused. Harris turns to an alternative medicine practitioner, Munigant, who convinces Harris that his internal skeleton is to blame for all his health problems. Harris commits to Munigant's treatment whereupon the monstrous Munigant uses his specially modified tongue to suck Harris' skeleton from his body. Harris survives the procedure though he looks somewhat like a jellyfish. In "The Man Upstairs" the protagonist, Douglas, is an eleven-year-old boy who lives at his grandmother's boardinghouse. The house accepts a new resident, Koberman, who keeps odd hours and has strange behaviors. Douglas discovers Koberman is a vampire and murders the man in his sleep. "Touched With Fire" is the story of two sociologists who develop a theory on the causes of murder. They attempt to interview...

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