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"The Wasp Factory" is the story of Frank Cauldhame, a sixteen-year-old mass murderer. The story begins to reveal early on that Frank kills and mutilates animals. He has dozens if not hundreds of animals skulls hidden away in a secret bunker. He has a bag of animal heads and body parts that he carries around with him. He affixes the severed heads of small animals atop long poles located around the small island where he lives. These macabre sentries are meant to keep unwanted visitors away. They also serve in some bizarre way to warn Frank of impending danger. Mass murderers are known to mutilate animals.

As a very young boy, Frank began his murderous ways. At six he kills his cousin by inserting a poisonous adder into the boy's artificial leg. When the boy puts the leg back on, the adder repeatedly bites him, causing his death...

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