# Why do the owner of the house and the governor accede to the demands of the missionary?

Question from Rain by Somerset Maugham

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The quartermaster bargains for a reduction in price,

“I tell you shes a friend of mine, Jo,” said the quartermaster. “She cant pay more than a dollar, and you`ve sure got to take her for that.”

I think the trader was happy to rent the rooms for the right price.