Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-short Stories - At the River, The Blue Jar, Gregory, Iguana Hunting Summary & Analysis

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At the River, The Blue Jar, Gregory, Iguana Hunting Summary

At the River by Patricia Grace concerns two older Maori tribesmen preparing to catch eels for their food. The narrator feels the younger men could catch for the older, but his friend says an eel always tastes better when you catch it yourself. Preparing to fish, the old friend tells the younger men they would do better fishing with spears than hooks, and they mock him for his old ways. The narrator is angered by this, but his friend tells him to let it pass. That night, the younger men return to camp, crying. The narrator knows then that his friend has died, and the young men confirm that he fell dead while fishing. They feel awful for mocking him, and the narrator tells them not to...

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