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buendia

The ancient people had a sophisticated way of predicting weather. They had flourishing boat building and jewelry industries… In the 1800s, the men were shy and since courtship customs were a bit difficult to follow, they expressed their feelings through … Continue reading

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Empire

The cook was an Indian, engaged by the hospitable al-Kafs to make British travellers feel at home with their own familiar dishes : he had been brought to Tarim with the news of my coming, and I realised what a … Continue reading

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Ulvåsa

‘Well,’ said Eva, ‘that sounds like interesting reading.’ And she asked whether he still liked as much onion as before. ‘Yes, lots of onion.’ Something else he had read the other day: If you have discovered your rational faculties, then … Continue reading

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Exile

‘A Russian may be sent to Siberia by sentence of the courts or by an Imperial decree issued through the Police Ministry ; in the latter case he is said to be ‘awaiting the Czar’s pleasure,’ and no publicity is … Continue reading