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The Wasp Factory - The Skull Grounds Summary & Analysis

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The Skull Grounds Summary

Both of Angus' wives leave him—Eric's mother first and then years later, Frank's mother. When Frank is just a baby, his mother, Agnes, takes off with no explanation. Three years later she re-appears at the Cauldhame house 8 months pregnant with someone else's child. Frank's father allowed her to stay and have the baby, Paul. The family dog, Old Saul, is spooked by the motorcycle Agnes arrives on. When he barks at her, she viciously kicks him sending him into more confusion.

When Agnes has the baby, three-year-old Frank is outside playing by himself. Right when the baby is about to be born, Frank's father hears Frank scream. He runs out and finds that his son has been attacked by Old Saul. The dog has bitten off his genitals. Mr. Cauldhame kills the dog and buries it. Years later, Frank begins killing...

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