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Book Information: Man from the South

Man from the South (1948) [Short Story]
by Roald Dahl Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (IBList user synopsis):

Sitting by the pool at a hotel, an eccentric little man bets a young American sailor that his lighter will fail to light up ten times in row. For his part in the bet, the little man offers his car, but it is what he asks from the sailor that is leaves everyone in shock.

First published as "Collector's Item" in Collier's, 4 September 1948.

Original title: Collector's Item
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Boris Karloff's Favorite Horror Stories (1965) [Anthology]
      Authors: Edgar Allan Poe , H. P. Lovecraft , Roald Dahl , August Derleth , Robert Bloch , Cyril M. Kornbluth , Robert Silverberg , Theodore Sturgeon , Evan Hunter , John Jakes , Edmond Hamilton , Frank Gruber
     Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected (1990) [Collection]
      Author: Roald Dahl
     Umbrella Man and Other Stories, the (1998) [Collection]
      Author: Roald Dahl


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