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Tales of the South Pacific Chapter Summary & Analysis - pp. 165-190, Fo' Dolla', Part I Summary

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pp. 165-190, Fo' Dolla', Part I Summary

Atabrine Benny gives natives atabrine against the rampant malaria. Some natives want the pills to use as a yellow dye, so Benny gives them some extra ones. A Tonkinese woman nicknamed Bloody Mary is making money selling dyed grass skirts to Americans. Mary likes yelling dirty words because it helps her bargain with and handle the American servicemen. The Marines play games, provoking Mary to outbursts. American MPs are ordered to shut down Mary's trading post, but she just relocates a bit deeper in the jungle. A Navy Lieutenant is sent to tell Mary to stop, but is repelled by an outburst of her foul language. Soon Marine Lt. Joe Cable is sent to get Mary to stop her sales. Joe Cable is very stern with Mary and makes her take down her stand. Mary recognizes Joe's...

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