ORACLE OF THE THOUSAND HANDS
The biography of D'Arcy's life isn't meant to be definitive, but D'Arcy's biographer is being as diligent in his efforts as he can. Scant attention will be paid to his childhood. D'Arcy's story will start with his formative years, detailing his discovery of The Magazine and the curious pleasures D'Arcy experiences within, setting him on his path of sexual discovery. The biographer promises that he will present "a shattering picture of our protagonist, revealing wonders and implications hitherto never before revealed." Unfortunately, the biographer himself is operating under a certain degree of restraint, confined as he is to an institute that he is not free to leave. Fortunately, he has the biography of D'Arcy to distract him.
IN MY PARENTS' BEDROOM
Michael and his companion are taking the Westfield Tour, a fascinating look into the lives of the Westfield family. Michael has a rather special insight into the family, for Michael is the youngest son of the Westfields, forbidden by the terms of the grant to set foot in the family home-but compelled to do so. He and his companion-girlfriend? he thinks so, though he can't quite remember her name-join a small group and their tour guide through the various rooms in the house. Each room prods at Michael's memories. While the group and the tour guide argue over the fine points of the Westfield's predications and proclivities, Michael journeys into his own past. And as each revelation brings Michael new insight, it also leads to the final mystery.