The Palm-wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-wine Tapster in the Dead's Town - Study Guide Pages 207-217 Summary & Analysis

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The drinkard goes to the market place and sees the complete gentleman who has carried off the girl. The drinkard follows this man into the jungle, and sure enough, the man returns all his body parts to those who loaned them to him. The drinkard, disguised as a lizard, sneaks into the hole, and when the skull family is outside, he tells the girl he is there to rescue her. Unfortunately, the skulls have tied a magic cowrie shell around the girl's neck, which makes her unable to eat or speak, and which makes a loud noise if she tries to run away. The drinkard transforms both of them and manages to take her back to her own town. He can not seem to take the cowrie shell off her neck, though, so she can not eat or speak, so he again uses his trickery...

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