A slingshot. Frank’s first catapult, which is broken in a fight with a buck, is the Black Destroyer.
Catapult Term Timeline in The Wasp Factory
The timeline below shows where the term Catapult appears in The Wasp Factory. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: The Sacrifice Poles
Chapter 2: The Snake Park
...gnashing its teeth at him and biting his finger. Frank eventually strangles it with his catapult, although the Black Destroyer is broken in the process. Sitting back and catching his breath,... (full context)
Chapter 4: The Bomb Circle