The Teahouse of the August Moon - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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A few weeks later, the villagers have returned to Tobiki disheartened, because their handcrafted items did not sell at the military bases. Sakini translates for Fisby and tells the Captain that the soldiers and sailors are not interested in the items, because they can purchase mass-produced items for less cost.

This dip in the economic plan for the village is only temporary, as Fisby picks up on the statement that the villagers intend to go home and get drunk on the brandy they make from the surplus of sweet potatoes they grow. Fisby knows that military personnel always want liquor and sends for a sample of the brandy, which is tried out first on a goat to determine that it is not harmful.

Fisby and McLean then taste the brandy, declaring it fit for military consumption. They create the Cooperative Brewing Company of Tobiki. Fisby...

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