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ID
b218
Title
"The Sugar Train."
Genre
Story
Page Count
1
Word Count
1900
Publisher
Evening Standard
Publication Year
1955
Document Types
Uncollected Stories
Topics
Marriage, Expatriates, Tahiti

The fourth of six brief newspaper "Tales of Tahiti." Stalled at an airport rest-house en route to Tahiti, Bates describes two people: the ultra-efficient and meticulous Mrs. Meredith who runs the rest-house, providing tea and other comforts for waiting travelers, and her husband, a drinking womanizer, retired from work in the sugar trade, whose sole passion is growing orchids. In the Evening Standard (October 20, 1955, p. 19).