KEAWE'S BOTTLE Reprinted from the Psyche Miniatures General Series

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Editorial: U.S. Naval Training Center, Miami, 1945
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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73 pages; Former owner's initials on first page, otherwise clean and secure in original printed wrappers with black cloth at spine. OCLC: 19837412 This edition of Stevenson's story was produced by the U.S. Naval Training Center for the enjoyment of military personnel during World War II. Not unlike the Armed Services Editions printed by the Council on Books in Wartime for distribution within the American military during World War II, this was a compact edition appropriate for conveyance in a military kit where space was very limited. This story tells the tale of Keawe, a poor Native Hawaiian, who buys a strange bottle from a sad, elderly gentleman who credits the bottle with his fortune. He promises that an imp residing in the bottle will also grant Keawe his every desire. Of course, there is a catch — the bottle must be sold at a loss, i.e. for less than its owner originally paid, or else it will magically return to him. The currency used in the transaction must also be in coin (not paper money or a bank cheque/check). The bottle may not be thrown or given away. All of these commands must be transmitted from each seller to each purchaser. If an owner of the bottle dies without having sold it in the prescribed manner, that person's soul will burn for eternity in Hell. The bottle was said to have been brought to Earth by the Devil and first purchased by Prester John for millions; it was owned by Napoleon and Captain James Cook and accounted for their great successes. By the time of the story the price has diminished to fifty dollars. N° de ref. de la librería 40584

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Título: KEAWE'S BOTTLE Reprinted from the Psyche ...

Editorial: U.S. Naval Training Center, Miami

Año de publicación: 1945

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro: Very Good

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