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ID
b215
Title
"The Lotus Land."
Genre
Story
Page Count
6
Word Count
1800
Publisher
Evening Standard
Publication Year
1955
Document Types
Autobiographical
Topics
Doctors, Tahiti

The first of six brief newspaper "Tales of Tahiti;" in this one the narrator accompanies an American doctor as he fruitlessly attempts to fight disease in the native hovels, all the while noting the contrasting beauty of the natural setting. Bates would retell his encounter with the doctor in the third volume of his autobiography (World in Ripeness, 136-137). In the Evening Standard (October 17, 1955), The Fabulous Mrs V (1964).