Andreas Hoogstraten is a rich & eccentric antique collector - he buys antiques he cannot figure out the purpose of, & spends time solving the puzzle of what they were meant for. Once he figures out the purpose, he destroys them! And many kinds of objects qualify as worth collecting for him, as the narrator & antique dealer will eventually find, to his horror...
Fact sheet.First published: Twilight Zone magazine, February 1989.
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Related: Stories of Reginald Bretnor.