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Tailoring From Tree Fibres 'The Empire Will Strike Back In A Decade' (1949 - 1950)

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I was so unexpectedly rendered alone that I suddenly felt utterly desolate. Shichi and Nakahata had disappeared, I thought, in accordance with a premeditated plan, having waited for my turn to go in search of food in the jungle. A week after their disappearance, on new year's day 1949, Shichi and Nakahata kept their promise and visited me with special food. They brought me a substitute for a traditional Japanese recipe to celebrate the new year: mochi (rice cake) soup. After sunset, we rolled up our trousers, tucked up our sleeves and went into the river which was almost 20 inches (50 cm) deep. In the moonlight we came upon some red earth which had been denuded of vegetation under US bombardment and some stark remains of Japanese aircraft which had been shot down. Shichi was a solid man and manufactured a very solid trap.

Keywords: mochi (rice cake) soup; Nakahata; Shichi



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