Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected - Man from the South Summary & Analysis

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Man from the South Summary

Sitting by the side of a hotel pool in Jamaica, the narrator watches English girls and American cadets flirting in the pool, and makes conversation with the man next to him. A cadet comes out of the pool to smoke, and offers the man his lighter - which "never fails" - to light his cigar. The man, intrigued by this idea, bets him that he can't light the lighter several times in a row without fail. The cadet refuses, but the man offers him a Cadillac if he succeeds. They go up to the man's room, with the narrator as witness, to test the bet, and the cadet finally wins. However, the man's wife bursts in, and tells them that the man has collected 47 fingers and given away eleven cars; she says, as well, that he can't...

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