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The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl
Published: Aug 15, 1948
"The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl" is a short story by Ray Bradbury. It was first published in Detective Book Magazine in November 1948 (cover date: Winter) as "Touch and Go". (Cover image: "Detective Book Magazine Winter 1948" (jpg). Fiction House. Retrieved 18 October 2012.). The story was re-titled and published as "The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl" in EQMM in January 1953.Mr. Acton begins the story standing over the body of Mr. Huxley, whom he has just killed. While attempting to cover up his tracks, he has flashbacks of his encounters with Mr. Huxley, with whom he is having an altercation over a woman.