The Palm-wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-wine Tapster in the Dead's Town - Pages 265-274 Summary & Analysis

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One night, a very poor man comes to see the drinkard, and asks the drinkard to hire him as a pawn, or permanent hired worker. The drinkard agrees, although he can not see the pawn, who only shows up during the night. The pawn performs amazing feats but always overdoes it. He always uses up any available supplies and makes a huge mess. Whatever the task he is asked to do, he does it so much that everyone in the town gets angry at him; finally the pawn steals all the food of the town. When the townspeople react angrily, the pawn comes back in the night with all his friends and kills everyone in the town, except for the drinkard and his wife.

While they are traveling toward Deads' Town, they meet a man who is carrying a heavy load. He asks them to...

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