History Literature / SharlosStrangeBargain

12th Feb '15 9:54:05 AM JusticeReaper
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* [[spoiler:DealWithTheDevil]]

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* [[spoiler:DealWithTheDevil]]DealWithTheDevil: At one point, Sharlo recounts that he has always heard that it is not wise to do this. [[spoiler:Guess what he himself has done]].



* [[spoiler:FireAndBrimstoneHell]]: The mystery benefactor's home, though Sharlo doesn't know it at the time.

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* [[spoiler:FireAndBrimstoneHell]]: The FireAndBrimstoneHell: [[spoiler:The mystery benefactor's home, though Sharlo doesn't know it at the time.time]].
15th Oct '13 4:14:04 PM Vasha
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* JerkAss: Sharlo eventually becomes this, the longer he has the calabash at his disposal. He stuffs himself every day even while knowing that his neighbors and friends are close to starving from the effects of a drought ravaging the village.

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Sharlo eventually becomes this, the longer he has the calabash at his disposal. He stuffs himself every day even while knowing that his neighbors and friends are close to starving from the effects of a drought ravaging the village.
15th Oct '13 4:13:36 PM Vasha
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''Sharlo's Strange Bargain'' is a short story written by Antiguan author Ralph Prince.

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''Sharlo's '''"Sharlo's Strange Bargain'' Bargain"''' is a short story written by Antiguan author Ralph Prince.



!!Tropes present in ''Sharlo's Strange Bargain'':

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!!Tropes present in ''Sharlo's "Sharlo's Strange Bargain'':Bargain":


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25th Sep '13 10:37:11 AM SeptimusHeap
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--> '''Benefactor:''' Even in hard times, this calabash will give you all the food you want. Think of the fungee[[hottip:*:a mixture of cornmeal and okra]] and saltfish, the dumplings and pork, the rice and meat, the pepper-pot[[hottip:*:a meat stew flavored with cinnamon and a sauce prepared from cassava]], the souse[[hottip:*:meat cold cuts pickled with vinegar]], the ackee[[hottip:*:a yellow-fleshed food classified as a fruit, but that is frequently cooked together with saltfish or other meats, and which is the national fruit of Jamaica]]...all these and more are yours, all yours, just for the asking--and the eating.

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--> '''Benefactor:''' Even in hard times, this calabash will give you all the food you want. Think of the fungee[[hottip:*:a fungee[[note]]a mixture of cornmeal and okra]] okra[[/note]] and saltfish, the dumplings and pork, the rice and meat, the pepper-pot[[hottip:*:a pepper-pot[[note]]a meat stew flavored with cinnamon and a sauce prepared from cassava]], cassava[[/note]], the souse[[hottip:*:meat souse[[note]]meat cold cuts pickled with vinegar]], vinegar[[/note]], the ackee[[hottip:*:a ackee[[note]]a yellow-fleshed food classified as a fruit, but that is frequently cooked together with saltfish or other meats, and which is the national fruit of Jamaica]]...Jamaica[[/note]]...all these and more are yours, all yours, just for the asking--and the eating.
25th Jun '13 7:21:09 AM JusticeReaper
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25th Jun '13 7:20:18 AM JusticeReaper
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--> '''Benefactor:''' Even in hard times, this calabash will give you all the food you want. Think of the fungee[[hottip:*:a mixture of cornmeal and okra]] and saltfish, the dumplings and pork, the rice and meat, the pepper-pot[[hottip:*:a meat stew flavored with cinnamon and a sauce prepared from cassava]], the souse[[hottip:*:meat cold cuts pickled with vinegar]], the ackee...all these and more are yours, all yours, just for the asking--and the eating.

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--> '''Benefactor:''' Even in hard times, this calabash will give you all the food you want. Think of the fungee[[hottip:*:a mixture of cornmeal and okra]] and saltfish, the dumplings and pork, the rice and meat, the pepper-pot[[hottip:*:a meat stew flavored with cinnamon and a sauce prepared from cassava]], the souse[[hottip:*:meat cold cuts pickled with vinegar]], the ackee...ackee[[hottip:*:a yellow-fleshed food classified as a fruit, but that is frequently cooked together with saltfish or other meats, and which is the national fruit of Jamaica]]...all these and more are yours, all yours, just for the asking--and the eating.
25th Jun '13 7:18:22 AM JusticeReaper
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--> '''Benefactor:''' Even in hard times, this calabash will give you all the food you want. Think of the fungee and saltfish, the dumplings and pork, the rice and meat, the pepper-pot, the souse, the ackee...all these and more are yours, all yours, just for the asking--and the eating.

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--> '''Benefactor:''' Even in hard times, this calabash will give you all the food you want. Think of the fungee fungee[[hottip:*:a mixture of cornmeal and okra]] and saltfish, the dumplings and pork, the rice and meat, the pepper-pot, pepper-pot[[hottip:*:a meat stew flavored with cinnamon and a sauce prepared from cassava]], the souse, souse[[hottip:*:meat cold cuts pickled with vinegar]], the ackee...all these and more are yours, all yours, just for the asking--and the eating.
22nd Jun '13 9:31:42 PM JusticeReaper
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* BlackMagic: When Sharlo demonstrates the calabash's power to Zakky in order to ease his hunger, Zakky assumes that Sharlo has become an obeah man--something which would make Sharlo a pariah in the village.


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* PetTheDog: Sharlo feels sorry for Zakky and feeds him with the calabash's power.
22nd Jun '13 8:17:25 PM JusticeReaper
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''Sharlo's Strange Bargain'' is a short story written by West Indian author Ralph Prince.

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''Sharlo's Strange Bargain'' is a short story written by West Indian Antiguan author Ralph Prince.
12th Jun '13 2:30:56 PM JusticeReaper
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* NothingIsScarier: Zakky goes to Sharlo's house the following morning after he's been to see Sharlo [[spoiler:and Sharlo has revealed the terms of the bargain to him]]. He finds the house open, the front door ''broken off'', but no sign of Sharlo anywhere. Of course, knowing [[spoiler:the true identity of the benefactor]], we know what's happened--but that there's no description of what happened in between the night before and Zakky's discovery the next day is...chilling.
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