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Nakir was an Indian fruit merchant mongoose, the brother of Karim Bihari's mother-in-law. He once spent three months living in the banana trees trying to catch a glimpse of the Green spirit. When he returned, he was babbling about how the bananas talked to each other at night and plotted revenge on the macaques who devoured them. After that, Nakir never again ate bananas or sold them in his stall. He also would not suffer the fruit's name to be mentioned in his presence.

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