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The Methodical Mr. Burr of Majuro

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Author: Louis Becke
Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 1,912 / 6 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 121.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 919
Added to site: 2007.11.14
mnybks.net#: 19023
Genre: Short Story
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One day Ned Burr, a fellow trader, walked slowly up the path to my station, and with a friendly nod sat down and watched intently as, with native assistance, I set about salting some pork. Ned lived thirty miles from my place, on a little island at the entrance to the lagoon. He was a prosperous man, and only drank under the pressure of the monotony caused by the non-arrival of a ship to buy his produce. He would then close his store, and, aided by a number of friendly male natives start on a case of gin. But never a woman went into Ned's house, though many visited the store, where Ned bought their produce, paid for it in trade or cash, and sent them off, after treating them on a strictly business basis.

Now the Marshall Island women much resented this. Since Ned's wife had died, ten years

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