History Literature / ThePaintedCanoe

3rd Jul '13 2:41:38 PM JusticeReaper
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--> '''Dr. Richards:''' Who can eat chicken without onions?
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--> '''Dr. Richards:''' Who can eat chicken without onions?seasoning?
3rd Jul '13 2:40:13 PM JusticeReaper
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* DeadpanSnarker: Zachariah, Dr. Richardson, and Dr. Richardson's nursing assistant all qualify.
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* DeadpanSnarker: The book has a few. ** This gem from Zachariah, Dr. Richardson, and Dr. Richardson's nursing assistant all qualify.directed at the pastor after the first instance of Zachariah walking out of a sermon because he disliked its content:

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* DeadpanSnarker: Zachariah, ** There's also Dr. Richardson, and Dr. Richardson's nursing assistant all qualify.Richards' assistant, largely due to the doctor being as eccentric as he is. For instance, when he decides to eat a chicken that was left on his clinic door as a curse from the local obeah man: --> '''Dr. Richards:''' Who can eat chicken without onions? --> '''Nurse:''' Who can eat obeah chicken?
3rd Jul '13 2:29:58 PM JusticeReaper
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* SuspiciouslySpecificSermon: When Zachariah first explains his philosophy about PrayerIsALastResort, the following Sunday the pastor prepares a sermon with the intention of denouncing the idea. Zachariah's response is to walk out of the church.
3rd Jul '13 2:16:59 PM JusticeReaper
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* DeadpanSnarker: Zachariah and Dr. Richardson qualify. There's also Dr. Richardson's nursing assistant.
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* DeadpanSnarker: Zachariah Zachariah, Dr. Richardson, and Dr. Richardson qualify. There's also Dr. Richardson's nursing assistant.assistant all qualify. --> '''Pastor:''' How you leave the church so sudden? De gripe take your belly? --> '''Zachariah:''' Wrongful doctrine sick me.
28th Jun '13 1:13:22 PM JusticeReaper
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* AbusiveParents: Carina is this toward her older son George. The narrative informs us that this is because he was born too soon after the death of Carina and Zachariah's first child.
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* AbusiveParents: AbusiveParents: ** Carina is this toward her older son George. The narrative informs us that this is because he was born too soon after the death of Carina and Zachariah's first child.
27th Jun '13 3:06:27 PM JusticeReaper
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* PrayerIsALastResort: Zachariah believes very strongly in this. Specifically, he feels that mankind calls on God too often for minor things that could be easily rectified by human effort, and that therefore God has grown tired of listening to men calling on Him so often and won't lift a finger when the trouble is genuinely severe. Zachariah therefore decides that the next time he calls on God for anything, he'll have to be at death's door. [[spoiler:The penultimate chapter results in him doing just that because of his cancer]].
27th Jun '13 7:30:18 AM JusticeReaper
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* DeadlyDoctor: Dr. Richardson. [[spoiler:Almost]].
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* DeadlyDoctor: Dr. Richardson. [[spoiler:Almost]].[[spoiler:Dr. Richardson tries to kill Zachariah by lethal injection]].
27th Jun '13 7:26:50 AM JusticeReaper
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* ReallyGetsAround: The new doctor who comes to replace Dr. Richardson [[spoiler:following the latter's suicide]] quickly develops a reputation in the village for being, as the narrative describes him, "as lecherous as a goat."
27th Jun '13 7:25:00 AM JusticeReaper
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* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Zachariah develops this as the first sign that his cancer is getting far advanced.
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* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Zachariah develops starts developing this as shortly after his return from the sea. [[spoiler:It's the first sign that his cancer cancer, which he had prior to getting lost at sea, is getting far advanced.advanced]].

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* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Zachariah develops this as KickTheDog: Mrs. Lewis frequently beats up her husband, often with absolutely no provocation from him. ** TheDogBitesBack: During the first sign that his cancer is getting far advanced.party to celebrate Zachariah's safe return from the sea, Mr. Lewis--emboldened by drunkenness--grabs Mrs. Lewis and gives her a sound thrashing.
25th Jun '13 9:21:26 PM JusticeReaper
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[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/painted_canoe_1397.jpeg]] [[caption-width-right:150:Miles away from home...]]
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