The Palm-Wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead's Town

The Palm-Wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead's Town

The Palm-Wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead's Town

The Palm-Wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead's Town

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I was a palm-wine drinkard since I was a boy of ten years of age. I had no other work more than to drink palm-wine in my life. In those days we did not know other money, except COWRIES, so that everything was very cheap, and my father was the richest man in our town.

My father got eight children and I was the eldest among them, all of the rest were hard workers, but I myself was an expert palm-wine drinkard. I was drinking palm-wine from morning till night and from night till morning. By that time I could not drink ordinary water at all except palm-wine.

But when my father noticed that I could not do any work more than to drink, he engaged an expert palm- wine tapster for me; be had no other work more than to tap palm-wine every day.

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