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The Wasp Factory Summary

Early the next morning, Frank takes the wasp up to the Wasp Factory. The factory is a large layout, based on the face of a clock. At each of the clock's numerals is a corridor and a door that closes behind it. It has plywood sides and is covered in glass. Once a wasp enters the Factory, he cannot escape. Frank proceeds with a ritualistic catechism in which he confesses all his sins and murders as well as his wishes and hopes. The ceremony includes the skull of the snake that killed Blyth, a piece of the bomb that killed Paul and a piece of the kite that took Esmerelda to her death. Also present are several teeth of Old Saul, the dog who destroyed Frank's manhood.

After concluding the ceremony, Frank places the wasp at the entry of the Factory. The wasp...

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