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The Palm-wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-wine Tapster in the Dead's Town Chapter Summary & Analysis - Pages 191-207 Summary

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The palm-wine drinkard is the oldest son of the richest man in a town in Nigeria. This child, whose name is "Father of gods who could do anything in this world," is so good at drinking massive quantities of palm-wine that his father assigns him the job of drinking wine. The drinkard has his own palm tree farm and a tapster who taps wine for him to drink with his friends. One day, the tapster falls out of the tree drunk and dies. The drinkard buries him and then drinks up the remaining wine. He quickly finds that his friends disappear when there is no wine, and no one can tap the trees like the dead tapster. The drinkard hears that the dead do not go to heaven right away but that they go live in other towns far away. He makes up his mind...

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