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それでは、このお金をあげるから、おじさんにカメを売っておくれ

What does おくれ mean in this context? What is this verb form?

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くれ is the imperative form of くれる and the お is the honorific.

~~しておくれ = "Do ~~ for me / to me."

This is used much more often in fiction than in real life.

"Now, I'll give you this money: (Please) sell me the turtle."

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Are you sure this is not simply the imperative of おくる? –  user54609 Nov 7 '13 at 18:30
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@user54609: That is very unlikely because a plain imperative is rather rude and does not match the rest of the sentence. This is the same reason as why それでは、このお金をあげるから、おじさんにカメを売れ would be wierd. –  Tsuyoshi Ito Nov 11 '13 at 15:45
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