Don't Stop the Carnival - Carnival Is Very Sweet Summary & Analysis

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Carnival Is Very Sweet Summary

The morning after the big bash, Paperman stops by the bar where Hassim, the gay bartender, is holding an animated conversation with a sailor who is sipping a beer and observing the unwritten Kinjan rule that sailors are off-limits to island gays. The sailor proudly shows off a gold watch he's bought for his mother. A policeman from Amerigo shows up to write a report concerning Hippolyte and the events of the previous evening, and gets into an alcohol-fueled scuffle with the belligerent sailor. Hassim, overcome with emotion, rushes into the fray to protect the sailor. The policeman draws his service revolver, fires two shots, one of which strikes Hassim in the chest. The bartender drops to the floor, dead. Paperman calls the police station and the police chief arrives, takes a report of the shooting, and...

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